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October 3, 2019
Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. -Yesterday afternoon, Gov. Walz, Lt. Gov. Flanagan and the administration addressed the youth tobacco-use crisis and announced an aggressive campaign to combat it. In response to the announcement of this campaign, Emily Myatt, Minnesota government relations director for American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) released

August 1, 2019
Minnesota

Minnesota does well when it comes to passing legislation that prevents and reduces suffering and death from cancer. According to the latest edition of How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality, Minnesota meets benchmarks in key areas of tobacco control.

April 23, 2019
Minnesota

To the Editor: Minnesota’s Health Care Access Fund (HCAF) is in jeopardy and the consequences are very real for our friends and neighbors. One in five Minnesotans relies on public health care programs that are funded by HCAF. Programs such as Medical Assistance are important in making sure Minnesotans have

April 22, 2019
Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Two huge, nonpartisan health advocacy nonprofits are coming out in favor of making Minnesota's provider tax permanent to protect the state's popular Health Care Access Fund. The American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society are joining the state's hospitals in lobbying lawmakers not to let

January 31, 2019
Minnesota

ACS CAN Minnesota and more than 50 diverse organizations demand plan for Health Care Access Fund

January 31, 2019
Minnesota

“This funding is critical to the health and wellbeing of so many vulnerable Minnesotans,” said Emily Myatt, ACS CAN Minnesota interim government relations director.

October 31, 2018
Minnesota

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network volunteers fanned out in Woodbury on Monday, October 29, to share their nonpartisan voter guide with residents. The voter guide publishes the responses of both major party candidates for governor on important policy issues related to cancer treatment and prevention. Four volunteers handed out

October 31, 2018
Minnesota

It’s so difficult to know where political candidates stand on the important issues. An organization I volunteer for, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, is trying to fix that, at least when it comes to understanding how our candidates would approach the issues that decide how Minnesota will experience cancer in the future.

October 19, 2018
Minnesota, National, New Jersey, North Dakota, Tennessee

We’re getting them on the record. In some of the nation’s most hotly contested races for Congress and governor, ACS CAN volunteers are getting candidates to answer specific questions about top cancer issues. From advocating for more cancer research to supporting improved access to quality, affordable health care, our candidate