Washington Press Releases

January 9, 2023

Legislative Action Needed to Reduce the Burden of Cancer

OLYMPIA, WA. – As lawmakers dive into the 2023 legislative session, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) urges state lawmakers to prioritize legislation that ensures biomarker testing is appropriately covered by more insurance plans, including Apple Health,

September 11, 2019

 Washington Representative Paul Harris Receives National Distinguished Advocacy Award for Championing Lifesaving Cancer Public Policy

Washington Representative Paul Harris received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award this week, the most prestigious award presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), in recognition of his dedication to championing tobacco control legislation to protect future generations from the dangers of tobacco use.

November 7, 2018

Washington Voters Pass Big Soda-Funded Initiative 1634

OLYMPIA, Wash.—Washington voters passed Initiative 1634, which removes local control and eliminates the ability for local governments to pass sugary drink taxes to benefit their communities. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network opposed this initiative.