Advocacy helps us fight back by working with elected officials and campus administrators to influence policy making. Students often don’t realize how loud their voices can be when they join together. Advocacy allows them to do this and see change happen as a result. Planning and participating in advocacy events is simple! Here are a few examples of what chapters have done:
The CAC Advocacy Program focuses on hosting a letter-writing party to state senators, circulating petitions about cancer-related legislation, encouraging people to register to vote and meeting with campus officials to discuss the campus going smoke-free.
To take action and learn more about the American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network visit their website here.