Advocacy is working with elected officials and campus administrators to influence policymaking. Students often don’t realize how loud their voices can be when they join together. Advocacy allows them to do this and see change happen as a result (http://www.relayforlife.org/relay/cac/resources#1).
Past events have included Lobby Day, during which club members traveled to Boston to speak with state officials regarding laws and regulations that affect cancer patients, their families, and research; sending pictures and personal stories to law-makers to Put A Face on Cancer; and many, many petitions!
Interested in joining the fight? Join the American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network. ACS CAN is the nation's leading cancer advocacy organization that is working every day to make cancer issues a national priority. Join now!
Right now ACS CAN is collecting photos to send to Washington to put a face on the fight for cancer. They have already collected hundreds of photos to show Washington for whom we are fighting. These photos will be showcased at an upcoming leadership conference in Washington to show everyone that cancer is about people, not politics. Take a moment to upload your photo because a picture says a thousand words.
Sign the petitionasking all Starbucks to make their outdoor seating areas smoke-free! They have already made the admirable decision to make all outdoor seating in California smoke-free, so lets urge them to extend it nationwide!