Illinois Cancer Action Center


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Tell Illinois Lawmakers We Need Comprehensive Paid Family & Medical Leave

At some point, nearly everyone needs time to recover from a serious illness or care for a sick loved one. But 59% of Illinois families cannot even take the unpaid leave they need without risking their jobs and income.

Latest Updates

March 24, 2023

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) supports this legislation which will prohibit the use of e-cigarettes everywhere that smoking is prohibited under the state smoke-free law. ACS CAN supports everyone’s right to breathe clean smoke-free air.

March 14, 2023

Gov. J. B. Pritzker signed paid sick leave legislation into law. This legislation will provide paid time off to eligible employees in Illinois which will help reduce the burden of cancer in our state.

January 11, 2023

As lawmakers dive into the 2023 legislative session, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network urges legislators to prioritize passing legislation to ease the burden of cancer on Illinoisans.

August 23, 2022

In this role, Lopshire will lead ACS CAN’s efforts in the state to advance legislation and public policies to reduce cancer.

State Contacts

Ally Lopshire
Government Relations Director
Tiffany Holmes
Illinois Grassroots Manager
Michelle Zimmerman
Associate Director, Regional Media Advocacy

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Do you have a personal story about how cancer has impacted you or someone you love? Real stories are how ACS CAN ensures that no one becomes a statistic.