Expressing support for designation of February 4, 2013, as National Cancer Prevention Day. (H.Res. 50)

Be an Information Leader

One of the hardest parts about advocacy is just finding out what is happening in Congress. Leg work pays off. Here are some starting points:

  • Call up the office of the sponsor of the bill and ask about the latest status of the bill, including what committees are considering the bill and if there are any hearings or “markup” meetings scheduled.
  • Check out who is cosponsoring the bill. Does it have cosponsors on the committees it is assigned to? Does it have cosponsors in the majority party?
  • Read the bill. You will probably have questions about it. Find experts such as academic researchers or lobbyists at nonprofits who can help you wade through the language of the bill.
  • Tell others about what you find. They’ll appreciate that you took the time to help others understand their government.

 

See on Scoop.itCancer Research You can Trust

A resolution in the U.S. Congress.

Heather Swift‘s insight:

H.Res. 50: Expressing support for designation of February 4, 2013, as National Cancer Prevention Day.

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