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Action Alert - Follow-up from Action Days 2016

Dear Childhood Cancer Action Days Colleague:

We have an update, and two requests!

Update on the Childhood Cancer STAR Act: We now have 231 bipartisan cosponsors in the House (which is AMAZING) and 22 Senators signed on. Conversations are currently underway about scheduling a Congressional hearing on the STAR Act, which is the first step in moving it through the process to being passed into law.

Since Action Days, the following Members have signed on:

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)
Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO)

Representative Rich Nugent (R-FL)
Representative Joaquin Castro (D-TX)
Representative Bruce Poliquin (R-ME)
Representative Andy Barr (R-KY)
Representative Filemon Vela (D-TX)
Representative Sam Farr (D-CA)
Representative Charles Boustany (R-LA)
Representative John Carney (D-DE)
Representative Todd Young (R-IN)
Representative Will Hurd (R-TX)
Representative Jamie Herrera Beutler (R-WA)
Representative Jerry McNerney (D-CA)
Representative Denny Heck (D-WA)
Representative Alan Lowenthal (D-CA)
Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL)

Request #1: If you see your Member of Congress or Senator on the list, make sure you send them a huge THANK-YOU for supporting Childhood Cancer.

If the Member or Senator you met with hasn't signed on yet, it is time to reach out! Remember, polite, firm, and REPEATED outreach is how we win!

In your message, remind your Representative and Senators that:
- You are a constituent
- You met with them during our big Childhood Cancer Action Day on May 17.
- You asked them to cosponsor the Childhood Cancer STAR Act
- 231 Members of the House and 22 Senators have already signed on.
- Ask them to sign on TODAY!

Request #2: Our last email included a link to a survey requesting feedback about your Action Days 2016 experience. Thanks to all who have responded. If you haven't done so already, please complete the brief survey by Monday, June 20th: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/27G7P2V

Thank you for what you do! Together, we can get the STAR Act signed into law!

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