National Breast Cancer Coalition

Tuesday, March 26 Deadline for House DOD BCRP Letter!

Urge your Representatives to Support the
 DOD Breast Cancer Research Program

Deadline for Letter Signing: Tuesday, March 26th 

We need our grassroots to take immediate action on our #1 Priority—the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program. Please contact your Representatives and ask them to sign the DOD BCRP letter today! The deadline to sign on is Tuesday, March 26th. This is the list of 91 Representatives who have signed this year's letter; if your Representative(s) are not on this list, contact their office immediately to urge them to sign on today!   

Your message to your Representative is: 
I urge you to show your support for ending breast cancer by signing the letter to Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Chair Visclosky and Ranking Member Calvert calling for $150 million for the DOD peer-reviewed Breast Cancer Research Program for FY 2020.  

Background:  In order to maintain funding for the DOD BCRP, money must be appropriated by Congress. The first step in this process is for the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee to appropriate funding. Representatives Hastings (D-FL), King (R-NY), McGovern (D-MA), and Bost (R-IL) are circulating the Dear Colleague Letter, asking House Members to sign the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee leadership letter, supporting funding for the DOD BCRP.

If your Representative agrees to sign the letter, her/his staff should email one of the following staffers of the letter sponsors to make it happen:
Katrina Martell in Representative Hastings’ office - Katrina.Martell@mail.house.gov
Deena Tauster in Representative King’s office - Deena.Tauster@mail.house.gov

Email us at NBCC and let us know that your Representative has agreed to sign the letter or if you have any questions. 

Thank you!