Washington Cancer Action Center


Latest Updates

January 17, 2020

OLYMPIA, Wash.— Matt Helder , who has had a successful career around the state legislature and local politics, joined the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) as the Washington state government relations director. In his role, Helder will lead ACS CAN’s policy agenda in the state to advance

September 11, 2019

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.

August 1, 2019

OLYMPIA, Wash.—Washington falls short on implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce cancer, according to a new report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). The annual "How Do You Measure Up? A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer

April 5, 2019

SEATTLE, Wash.—April 5, 2019-- Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1074 into law today, raising the age of sale for all tobacco products including electronic cigarettes to 21 in Washington state, effective January 1, 2020. Mary McHale, the Washington government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network,

State Contacts

Amanda Yager
Grassroots Manager
Matt Helder
Government Relations Director
Noe Baker
Senior Regional Media Advocacy Manager

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