[NURSE ADVOCACY] The ANA Forges Forward Through Action

It was difficult to see important programs forced to shut down and hard working Americans struggling to get by. With all the political discussion and commentators each saying something different it was hard to hear authenticity in the midst of all the debates.  One thing was clear; Nurses’ voices were rising above the noise. Over … Continue reading

[ADVOCACY] Government Shutdown Harming NIH Research

The government shutdown is having a devastating impact on medical research. Tell Congress to reopen the government now. Since October 1, the federal government has been shut down due to the inability of Congress to pass a budget. As a result, funding for almost all government programs has been halted including funding for the National … Continue reading

[PUBLIC POLICY] Blood Cancer Awareness Month Comes to A Close

Thousands take action for Blood Cancer Awareness month- have you? We’ve spent September spreading awareness about the challenges and the courage of blood cancer patients and their families. Thanks to the voices of thousands of LLS advocates, we’ve made this a month to remember. More than 15,560 advocates have spoken out against “specialty tiers” drug … Continue reading

Breast Cancer Advocacy: Making a Difference

Advances in science and technology have increased the options for treating breast cancer, but it is advocates that have changed the way people deal with this disease. Women in the United States are no longer simply passive patients, but rather they are survivors, informed consumers, advocates and activists who are speaking up for themselves and … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act of 2013

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE]  H.R. 1830: Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act of 2013 To provide for the establishment of a Commission to Accelerate the End of Breast Cancer. New Cosponsor: Rep. Allyson Schwartz [D-PA13] New Cosponsor: Rep. Thomas “Tom” Petri [R-WI6] New Cosponsor: Rep. André Carson [D-IN7] Thank you to our newest Cosponsors.  Please thank … Continue reading

[TAKE ACTION] What the Frack? Tell Nomac Drilling to Stop Pinkwashing!

Imagine my shock when I learned Nomac Drilling, the second largest natural gas producer in the U.S., unveiled a drilling rig wrapped in a bold pink ribbon package in support of breast cancer awareness! Are you kidding me? Nomac Drilling is claiming to care about women living with and at risk of breast cancer by … Continue reading

The important work of mov…

The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.
George Eliot

The most important politi…

The most important political office is that of private citizen.
Louis Brandeis