If you live in any of the Congressional Districts below, you can really help get the Childhood Cancer STAR Act fully funded.
|Representative||State||District||Some Cities within District||area code||Phone|
|Roby, Martha||AL||2||Montgomery, Dothan||(202)||225-2901|
|Womack, Steve||AR||3||Fayetteville, Harrison||(202)||225-4301|
|Lee, Barbara||CA||13th||Oakland, Berkeley||(202)||225-2661|
|Roybal-Allard, Lucille||CA||40th||Maywood, Downey||(202)||225-1766|
|Simpson, Michael K.||ID||2||Twin Falls, Idaho Falls||(202)||225-5531|
|Clark, Katherine M.||MA||5th||Lexington, Winchester||(202)||225-2836|
|Harris, Andy||MD||1st||Easton, Salisbury||(202)||225-5311|
|Moolenaar, John R.||MI||4th||Mount Pleasant, Cadillac||(202)||225-3561|
|Fleischmann, “Chuck”||TN||3d||Chattanooga, Oak Ridge||(202)||225-3271|
|Herrera Beutler, Jaime||WA||3d||Longview, Goldendale||(202)||225-3536|
|Pocan, Mark||WI||2d||Madison, Evansville||(202)||225-2906|
|Cole, Tom||OK||4th||Ardmore, Lawton||(202)||225-6165|
|DeLauro, Rosa L.||CT||3d||Ansonia, New Haven||(202)||225-3661|
All Congressional Representatives are in their districts during August. They are working on their re-election campaigns. They are more likely to listen now than any other time. This month is a great time for you to make an impact on your Representative by putting a face on childhood cancer and showing how all children, adolescents and young adults can benefit from the The StarAct. The STAR Act was passed by the House and the Senate and signed by the President. The Senate has funded the act, but it still needs to be funded by the House Appropriations LHHS Subcommittee. Each of the above Representatives is on the Appropriations LHHS subcommittee.
If you live in their district you can greatly impact their opinion on providing funding. See if you can meet with your Representative and make a case for funding the STAR Act. Your Representative has one or more offices in their district to serve the people they represent in Washington. These local offices are often great places to meet your legislators and their staffs in person. Most Representatives are very eager to talk to as many of their constituents as possible about their concerns.
Here’s some quick and easy tips on how to schedule a visit and make a successful presentation of why the Childhood Cancer STAR Act is so important to our children in the fight against childhood cancer.
Schedule an appointment. Call and request a district meeting. Tell the Representative’s staff person you want to schedule a very short district meeting this month. be as flexible with dates and times as possible.
Explain the purpose of your meeting. Tell the scheduler that you would like to discuss funding of the Childhood Cancer STAR Act that was recently signed by the President because it will have a huge effect on childhood cancer.
Tell your child’s story. When you go to the district meeting, tell your personal story, show a photo or take your child with you and demonstrate why the STAR Act is important to you.
Ask for their commitment. Ask them to vote to fully fund the STAR Act as the Senate did.
Remember that you will not be able to speak with Congressman/woman when you call and you should treat their staff person with the same respect you would if you were talking to your Representative directly.
Your Representative will be in their district during the entire month of August. If you can’t meet at their office, then try seeing them by attending a meeting or rally while they are in your area as they solicit votes.