The Disappointingly Liberal American Cancer Society

I have recenlty had the opportunity to see inside the American Cancer Socity through a frined within the organization.  The American Cancer Society or ACS proports itself to be the sponsor of birthdays.  Unfortunately ACS also spends a significant amount of money through its companion 501(c)4 entity, the American Cancer Socity Action Network, in politicing and promoting liberals causes such as Obamacare.  Below are two internal e-mails circulated to staff:

One of the fascinating things to me is that ACS pushes out talking points that oen would have to be a complete idot not to see are slanted to engender people to voice and vote for major liberal causes, including further expansion of Medicaid at the expense of Medeicare, in these times were the U.S. Government owes over $16 trillion in debt.

I will post messages that are promoting liberal causes more specifically over the next few weeks as these e-mails are passed to me.

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 WATCH: President Obama Sends His Support for Finishing the Fight

From: John Seffrin Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 3:26 PM To: John Seffrin Subject: WATCH: President Obama Sends His Support for Finishing the Fight

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The following message is being sent to all staff nationwide.
I am pleased to write to you today from Washington, D.C., where I have the privilege this week to join 600 American Cancer Society Cancer Action NetworkSM (ACS CAN) volunteers in lobbying Congress to protect federal investments in the cancer fight. This week marks the annual ACS CAN Leadership Summit and Lobby Day, which mobilizes volunteers and staff from every Congressional district in the United States to help us finish the fight.

The president of the United States had planned to join us in person to celebrate the American Cancer Society’s 100th birthday, but the escalating crisis in Syria prevented him from doing so, forcing him to cancel all of his appointments. President Obama did record a special video message to the Society and ACS CAN, congratulating us on our 100th birthday and  thanking our organizations for their efforts to improve access to health care for people with cancer and their families. I wanted to be sure you had the chance to see it.

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As always, thanks for all you do to help us save lives and get closer to finishing the fight.

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John Seffrin| Chief Executive Officer
American Cancer Society, Inc.
250 Williams Street, 4C
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404.329.7601
cancer.org | 1.800.227.2345
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From: Greg Bontrager Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 4:04 PM Subject: A Word from Greg – It’s loud in D.C.!

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It’s loud in Washington, D.C., this week. That’s because more than 600 of our top advocates from across the country have gathered for our annual American Cancer Society Cancer Action Networksm (ACS CAN) Leadership Summit and Lobby Day, September 8-11, 2013, to meet with members of Congress, tell their stories, and send the message – loud and clear – that cancer must be a national priority.

Earlier today, our advocates did a bit of listening, too, when they heard aspecial recorded message from President Barack Obama, which was also shared with you today in a timely message from Dr. Seffrin. While the Syrian crisis made it impossible for the president to join our advocates in person, his message was clear: Health care in this country needs to work better for all of us.

This is our seventh year bringing voices together from all 50 states to urge members of Congress to take action. Our ability to regularly deliver an advocate from every congressional district in the country sets ACS CAN apart as a powerhouse in its influence over public policies that advance the cancer fight. And let there be no confusion about our message: We’re asking Congress to restore and sustain funding for cancer research and proven prevention and early detection programs, improve access to palliative care as an extra layer of support for those with chronic disease, and increase the federal tobacco tax.

Once again this year we traveled to D.C. with some extra-powerful voices – basketball coaches from our Coaches vs. Cancer® program. Four Division I university head coaches – Coach Tommy Amaker (Harvard University), Coach Mitch Henderson (Princeton), Coach Chris Mooney (University of Richmond), and Coach Roy Williams (University of North Carolina) – put their own rivalries aside to team up with ACS CAN to amplify the message to Congress to protect federal funding for cancer research and prevention.

Lobby Day is a perfect reminder that silence won’t finish the fight against cancer – only action will! My sincere appreciation to our dedicated and passionate ACS CAN staff and advocates from across the country for seizing this opportunity for us to be as loud and active as possible in the battle to end cancer, especially when that noise ensures that everyone – in our communities, in this country, and around the globe – has access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more.

Thank you for all you do, and have a great week.

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Thomas Womack| Solutions Developer
American Cancer Society, Inc.
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Phone: 1.415
cancer.org | 1.800.227.2345
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