Dear [Decision Maker],
Welcome back to Montgomery for the 2018 Legislative Session. As an American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network volunteer, I'm excited to continue our work of fighting back against cancer through the legislative process.
As a constituent in your district, I am hopeful the 2018 Alabama Legislative Session will be a year of great strides toward reducing the cancer burden in our state. I hope to see you at our Day at the Capitol on February 6, 2018. As you know, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network's mission is to reduce cancer incidence and mortality in Alabama. This year, there are two issues we believe can have a significant impact on cancer incidence and mortality.We are asking the Legislature and the Governor to support increased funding for the Alabama Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program and passage of a comprehensive statewide law that makes all workplaces, including bars and restaurants, 100 percent smoke-free.These priorities will help reduce the cancer burden in Alabama. A comprehensive smoke-free law will protect every worker in every workplace from the dangers of secondhand smoke. As you may know, the U.S. Surgeon General recently released a new report stating there is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Early detection saves lives when it comes to breast and cervical cancers. Funding the Alabama Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program will provide access to screenings for more women in under served communities.
We can work together to save lives in Alabama, and we need your support to make these legislative priorities become reality.Will you be a champion for cancer patients and survivors? We need you and I eagerly look forward to working with you and your staff in the coming months.
Thank you,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]