What Do We Have In Common With Bill Clinton?

By Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director

Breast Cancer Action will always fearlessly call out the issues—but we don’t call names. Our “It’s an Epidemic, Stupid” campaign is not calling anyone “stupid.” We are paraphrasing a mantra from the Bill Clinton presidency, “it’s the economy, stupid.”

Today, with our mantra “It’s an Epidemic, Stupid” we are reminding ourselves and our current elected officials that the government has a unique and essential responsibility to address and end the breast cancer epidemic.

Before election day, join us and tell your legislators to publicly support the 2012 Breast Cancer Action Mandate for Government Action. Urge your elected representatives to make a difference in the breast cancer epidemic. Tell them today to publicly endorse the 2012 Breast Cancer Action Mandate for Government Action.

Within a few hours of our campaign launch last week, representatives from almost every state received emails from Breast Cancer Action activists like you. Keep the pressure on before November 6th. If you haven’t done so already, join all of those who have taken action. Urge your leaders to endorse the BCAction 2012 Mandate for Government Action because we all benefit when we address the root causes of breast cancer through:

  • Common sense regulation to protect public health so that we aren’t exposed to toxins through every day products; 
  • Independent research to fund the gaps left by industry; 
  • Healthcare that puts people before profits; 
  • Addressing and eliminating the root causes of health inequities; 
  • Calling a halt to outsourcing the unique and essential role of government to philanthropic organizations that are beholden to corporate dollars.

The 2012 Breast Cancer Action Mandate for Government Action outlines clear guidelines for meaningful action on breast cancer. We need our representatives to commit to prioritizing independent research and strong regulation to address and end the epidemic.

Take action today. Tell policy makers that meaningful action in breast cancer starts with independently funded research and strong regulation.

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