National Breast Cancer Coalition

DOD BCRP In Jeopardy-Immediate Action Needed!

DOD BCRP in Jeopardy–Immediate Action Needed!

URGENT!! We need your advocacy now!

Senator John McCain is once again trying to destroy the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program (DOD BCRP). Last week Senator McCain introduced S. 1519, the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2018—and again he has included several provisions that are problematic for the BCRP and all Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRPs). We need our grassroots taking action now to save the DOD BCRP.

ACTIONS NEEDED: NBCC is sending this letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services opposing the language. We must get as many organizations and groups as possible to sign on before we send it. Please reply to this email to let us know if your group will sign on as soon as possible but not later than Noon on Thursday, July 20th.

Also, Senator Durbin soon will be introducing an amendment to repeal the problematic language. We need everyone calling your Senators and urging them to cosponsor and support his amendment.  Click here to find your Senators. As soon as we have more information on the amendment, we will pass it along to you.

Thank you for your immediate action to save the DOD BCRP!