|(Copied this GMail letter to our Foundation from PAC2) on Wed. Dec. 7, 2016
It’s been too long between communications, but you know we only reach out if your advocacy is really needed to help children with cancer!
Yesterday, the House passed the STAR Act! You can read Congressman Mike McCaul’s press release about it here: https://mccaul.house.gov/
Today is the second day of the legislative social media push, which will run either through the close of Congress later this week or until the STAR Act passes both the House and the Senate. Today, the childhood cancer community is going to try to move the legislation to the next step on the road to passage in the Senate.
SENATE PUSH FOR STAR ACT (All-Day Wednesday)
The push today will have three progressive targets:
We will begin our push by targeting Senator Lamar Alexander (TN). He chairs the H.E.L.P Committee where the bill lies. We want him to take action and ask for the bill to be included in the unanimous consent calendar (UC). For this a phone call beats a tweet!
Please call his offices and ask that S.1883 be brought up for consideration on the UC calendar. Let’s ring the phone off the wall!
If you have friends or family who live or work in Tennessee, please ask for their help, too. Constituents matter. A lot. During a call:
We will follow the specific push at Senator Alexander with a call to Senate leadership telling them it is “Time for the Senate to act.”
Please ask Senate Leadership (names and contact information listed below) to put the STAR Act (S.1883) on this week’s calendar and pass it!
The final stage today is to alert your own Senator to the Star Act and ask for their support.
Thank you. You have the power to make a difference.
Visit People Against Childhood Cancer at: http://curechildhoodcancer.