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April 12, 2021
Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, LA – As lawmakers dive into the new legislative session, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) looks ahead to what public health initiatives our lawmakers can accomplish during the 2021 legislative session. Long after this pandemic passes, people deserve to live full, healthy lives.

March 17, 2021
Nebraska

Lincoln, Neb. – Due to the COVID-19 virus and the elevated risk for those with compromised immune systems, cancer patients, survivors and advocates met virtually with their senators as part of Nebraska Cancer Action Day to make fighting the disease a legislative priority. The annual event organized by the American

March 12, 2021
Mississippi

JACKSON, MS – March 4, 2021 – The Mississippi State Legislature is officially recognizing today, March 4 as Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Cancer Awareness Day in the state. Mississippi continues to have some of the lowest HPV vaccination rates in the nation and today’s action will help raise awareness on

February 17, 2021
Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Today, Gov. J. B. Pritzker released his proposed budget for Illinois. Shana Crews, director of government relations in Illinois for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), made the following statement in reaction. “As an organization dedicated to reducing suffering and death from cancer,

February 4, 2021
Nevada

Today is World Cancer Day and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network urges the legislature to protect funding for breast and cervical cancer screening and tobacco control efforts. ACS CAN is deeply concerned that the state’s proposed budget slashes approximately $2.5 million from Nevada’s already underfunded tobacco prevention program that was being used to address the youth e-cigarette epidemic.

February 1, 2021
Alabama

MONTGOMERY, AL – February 1, 2021 – As lawmakers prepare to dive into the first day of the 2021 legislative session, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) looks ahead to what public health initiatives our lawmakers can accomplish in the new year. Alabama has the

January 29, 2021
Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The unpredictable and dynamic nature of COVID-19 is no match for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network's (ACS CAN) volunteers' steadfast commitment. Because of the virus and the elevated risk for those with compromised immune systems, cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers from across the state traveled

January 12, 2021
Wisconsin

Madison, WI –As we embark on a new legislative session, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) prompts legislators, state agencies and the Governor to promote public policies that help Wisconsinites prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. “Cancer has not stopped during the pandemic, so ACS CAN volunteers continue

January 12, 2021
Minnesota

Eagan, MN – As we embark on a new legislative session, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) prompts legislators to promote public policies that help all Minnesotans prevent, diagnose, treat and survive cancer. This year in Minnesota, more than 33,000 people will hear the words “you have