Advocacy Day participants on Capitol Hill, June 26, 2012
Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of our advocates around the country, the Sixth Annual Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day and National Call-In were an incredible success!
- We reached all 100 U.S. Senators and 371 of the 435 U.S. Representatives.
- Almost 650 advocates from 49 states participated in Advocacy Day in Washington, DC.
- More than 5,600 phone calls were placed to Congress during the National Call-In from volunteers across the country.
- Nearly 100 newspaper, magazine, radio and cable and network TV coverage surrounding the Sixth Annual Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day! Click to read articles or watch interviews.
In the days immediately after Advocacy Day, we secured several new co-sponsors on the Pancreatic Cancer Research & Education Act (S. 362/H.R. 733) and dozens of signers on the Senator Whitehouse and Reps. Eshoo and Lance “Dear Colleague” letters. These letters urge the leaders of the Senate HELP and House Energy & Commerce Committees to mark up the bill right away so that the full Senate and House can vote on them.
Click here to see the current list of senators and representatives who have signed onto the letters.
Finally, we hope to see you at our 7th Annual Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day next year on June 17-18, 2013! Registration opens in January 2013.