Cancer Votes

Cancer Votes Volunteers

We're Making Cancer an Election Issue

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Cancer Votes is the nation’s leading election program educating the public and candidates about the actions lawmakers should take to make fighting cancer a national priority.

The purpose of Cancer Votes is to raise the public profile of cancer issues by educating the public about candidates’ positions on important policy issues that are part of ACS CAN’s fight against cancer. ACS CAN is nonpartisan and does not advocate for or against the election of particular candidates or otherwise attempt to influence the outcome of any elections.

More than 600,000 people in the United States will die from cancer this year alone. That’s why lawmakers at every level of government need to understand that they play an enormous role in winning the fight against cancer.

From now through Election Day, volunteers like you will be talking to candidates in all parties about cancer issues and informing the public about candidates’ stances on making cancer a national priority.

Read the latest news here and follow #CancerVotes for more updates.

Voter Guides

We asked the major candidates in key state races if they would support policies to prevent cancer, and support cancer patients and survivors.

St. Louis Board of Aldermen

Memphis Mayor


Latest Updates

October 27, 2022

In the Badger State, we have a proud tradition of taking care of each other when our friends and neighbors are struggling. It’s the Wisconsin way. Right now, tens of thousands of Wisconsinites are struggling to afford health care for diseases like cancer.

October 20, 2022

CEO of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Dr. Karen Knudsen, is interviewed about ACS CAN’s Cancer Votes work in Georgia by John Clark on the Georgia Focus Program. Listen to learn more about why Dr. Karen Knudsen says, “Expanding Medicaid eligibility is arguably the single most impactful policy

October 11, 2022

A recent poll by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) shows strong support among Georgia registered voters for increasing and protecting access to affordable health coverage, including 70% in favor of Medicaid expansion.

October 10, 2022

This article originally ran in Kansas Reflector . TOPEKA — A majority of Kansans across the political spectrum endorse expansion of eligibility for Medicaid in a statewide survey also indicating nine in 10 registered voters believe a candidate’s position on health care influenced votes at the polls. Kansas is