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September 25, 2020
New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ - Sept. 24, 2020 - The budget package passed today by the New Jersey State Legislature maintains funding for crucial cancer programs, however it fails to include the increase in the cigarette tax proposed by Governor Murphy. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) calls

September 24, 2020
National

As part of a broader health care package the administration issued an executive order today to preserve health coverage protections for people with pre-existing conditions should the Supreme Court invalidate the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

September 23, 2020
Georgia

ATLANTA, GA – September 23, 2020 – Council Member Matt Westmoreland received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award last week, the most prestigious award presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), in recognition of his significant contributions to the fight against cancer, including his successful efforts

September 23, 2020
Oregon

Jamie Dunphy joined the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) as the Oregon government relations director, bringing a significant background in local, state and federal government experience. In his role, Dunphy will lead ACS CAN’s policy agenda in Oregon to advance legislation and public policies to fight cancer.

September 21, 2020
North Carolina

RALEIGH, NC — September 21, 2020 — Cancer patients, survivors and volunteer advocates from across North Carolina met virtually Saturday morning with U.S. Senate candidate Sen. Thom Tillis to discuss policies and issues that are critical to fighting cancer. The meeting was part of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action

September 18, 2020
Tennessee

Knoxville, TN – With the COVID-19 pandemic shining a bright light on the importance of affordable and accessible health insurance coverage, Medicaid continues to be a central topic of discussion among public health advocates, hospital and health systems administrators, community leaders and state lawmakers. Now that conversation continues in

September 18, 2020
National

A statement from Gary M. Reedy, CEO of the American Cancer Society and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) follows on the death of Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg from complications from pancreatic cancer

September 17, 2020
Massachusetts

BOSTON – Massachusetts Rep. Danielle Gregoire and Massachusetts Sen. John Keenan each 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 their significant contributions to the fight against cancer. Both were recognized for

September 17, 2020
Mississippi

JACKSON, MS – September 17, 2020 – Nearly 500 cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones from all 50 states and nearly every congressional district will dial into calls and log onto virtual meetings this week to ask members of Congress to make the fight against cancer a national