ACS CAN Planning to Work Closely with Presumptive City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams

December 17, 2021

NEW YORK, NY – New York City Council Member Adrienne Adams has secured the necessary votes to be elected Speaker of the City Council.

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Senior New York Government Relations Director Michael Davoli, released the following statement.

“On behalf of all New Yorkers, I congratulate CM Adams on becoming the presumptive new speaker. As we look ahead to next year, there are crucial issues that touch cancer patients that the City Council and the Mayor will be considering.

“We look forward to working with the new speaker on issues including ending the sale of flavored tobacco products including menthol cigarettes and ensuring that every New Yorker has access to life-saving doctor recommended cancer screenings.”

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The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) makes cancer a top priority for policymakers at every level of government. ACS CAN empowers volunteers across the country to make their voices heard to influence evidence-based public policy change that saves lives. We believe everyone should have a fair and just opportunity to prevent, find, treat, and survive cancer. Since 2001, as the American Cancer Society’s nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, ACS CAN has successfully advocated for billions of dollars in cancer research funding, expanded access to quality affordable health care, and made workplaces, including restaurants and bars, smoke-free. As we mark our 20th anniversary, we’re more determined than ever to stand together with our volunteers and save more lives from cancer. Join the fight by visiting



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