New York Legislative Ambassador Homepage

ACS CAN New York Legislative Ambassador Homepage

New Ambassadors: Welcome to the ACS CAN Team!

Here you will find all the information you'll need to be successful in your volunteer role, whether you've been here for five days, or five years!

To get you started here are some actions you can take:

  • Review our 13 minute webinar on the roles and responsibilities of ACS CAN ambassadors. You may have viewed this as part of your orientation, this is here as a refresher for those that would like it. 
  • 2023 ACS CAN Legislative Priorities coming soon!

              New York Priorities

              Federal Priorities

Want to Tweet like a pro? Check out this Twitter Training

Please log any ACS CAN activity in the NEW report back form!

Check out the National ACS CAN Volunteer Resource Page 

Legislative Ambassador Guidebook: 

Below is the generic (non-congressional district focused) version of the Legislative Ambassador Guidebook.  The Guidebook is intended to be a resource for Legislative Ambassadors as they learn and grow into their new volunteer role.  New Legislative Ambassdors will review the Guidebook with their ACT! Lead as part of their ACS CAN training.  Please feel free to review the Guidebook before your training.  However, we caution you that without the context of the training, the Guidebook may be overwhelming.

Full Legislative Ambassador Guidebook

Guidebook by the Section:

Important information for all current ambassadors:

ACS CAN Legislative Ambassador Job Description

ACS CAN Legislative Ambassador Interest Form 

ACT Lead Job Description

SLA Job Description

ACS CAN Informational Sheet

ACS CAN Membership form or become a member here

ACS CAN Volunteer Fundraising Page

Additional Ambassador Resources:

Relay For Life Resources

College and Youth Relay For Life Resources

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Resources

For more information call Rebecca Oechsner at (518) 275-1587 or email at [email protected]

2023 Biomarker Campaign Update

Our biomarker testing bill was passed by both houses of the legislature during the 2023 session and is awaiting Governor Hochul's signature. Please send a message and call the Governor and ask her to sign our biomarker bill when it reaches her desk! We have recently sent a letter with the support of close to 60 partner organizations imploring her to sign this legislation without delay.

Biomarker bill victory

2022-2023 NYC Menthol Campaign

We are working to end the sale of menthol cigarettes in NYC. Check here for updates on the campaign and how you can make a difference. 

Menthol Campaign Flyer

Fundraising with ACS CAN NY! 

LOH, DC, display

Lights of Hope is ACS CAN's premier fundraising event! Every year, Lights of Hope sends an important message to lawmakers that we need their support in the fight against cancer. Lights of Hope is a great way to raise money for ACS CAN and to honor and remember those touched by cancer through a tribute with thousands of lit bags featuring the names of loved ones and their cancer story. Each bag is $10 and raises much needed funds to continue our important work in research and making real policy change for cancer patients and their families. Please consider starting a Lights of Hope Page today! All of the information you need about Lights of Hope and how to get started is located on our Lights of Hope Resource Page

You can donate to ACS CAN New York's Lights of Hope Page 

Your donations at work

Future of Cancer Care Policy Forum Sponsorship

Corporate membership

Create your own event




Your Support CAN fight Cancer