Support Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Awareness in FY 19

Please join us in supporting the vital role of the Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by signing our bipartisan letter to the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education
and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee.  A funding level request of $70 million in FY 2019 would allow programs to be implemented in every state and allow prevention and awareness initiatives to reach more Americans throughout the country.

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Support FY 2019 Funding for McGovern-Dole – Join Bipartisan Letter to Ag Approps

We ask you to join us in asking for robust funding for the
George McGovern – Robert Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program (McGovern-Dole) in the Fiscal Year 2019 Agriculture Appropriations Act. As you might know,
President Trump’s budget recommends eliminating the McGovern-Dole program. At a minimum, we ask that the program receive the same level of funding as provided in the House-passed FY 2018 Agriculture Appropriations Act, or the amount it may receive in
the pending FY 2018 omnibus appropriations bill, whichever is greater.

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Support Early Childhood Literacy Initiatives in FY19!

We invite you to join us in signing onto the letter below to the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee to request
LEVEL FUNDING for the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) program.  IAL is administered through the Department of Education and authorized in the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, awarding competitive grants to national not-for-profit
organizations, school libraries, and local educational authorities to provide books, 21st century high-quality childhood literacy activities and materials, and evidenced-based technological integration and family/parental engagement programming
to children and families in high-need communities.

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Support Stomach Cancer Research in the Department of Defense Budget

Data analyzed from the North American Association of Central Cancer Tumor Registries show that the incidence of certain types of stomach cancer is increasing in Americans under the age of 50, a demographic that includes our active duty military officers
and enlisted personnel.  The Department of Veterans Affairs has recognized that stomach cancer can be a service-related disease caused by exposure to hazardous ionizing radiation, as well as to the bacteria H. pylori while serving abroad.  With few warning
signs, stomach cancer often goes undetected until its fourth untreatable stage, substantially decreasing the already poor prospects for survival. At this stage, the five-year survival rate is no more than five percent.

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