Advocacy Day

Advocacy Day 2020 is now over. Thank you to all of our dedicated partners and volunteers who made the day a success! If you missed out on the day’s activities, you can still participate by tuning in to one of our virtual training videos listed below.

Equal Hope has made the tough decision to move our Day at the Capitol on May 5th, from an in-person event to a virtual day of action.  Our main priority is keeping you, our staff and our community safe.

Our day may look different, but our impact will be the same: make fighting cancer a top priority among our lawmakers as a loud and united grassroots voice in the fight against cancer.  

Advocates have the opportunity to learn more about the Illinois healthcare landscape, network with other health champions, and attend a training on how to engage with legislators. In addition to participating in legislator meetings, we also like to recognize our most supportive lawmakers with a rally and photo in the capitol rotunda.

With the help of our “fierce ladies in pink,” we have passed several pieces of legislation including the Breast Excellence in Screening and Treatment Act and have secured over $16 million in additional funding for the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program over the last 5 years. This year, nearly 100 advocates joined us in Springfield to fight for an equal chance at survival for ALL women.