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I got this in my mailbox today...thought you could help... to see online version and links...


Urge your Members of Congress to Choose Wisely

Dear ,

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is leading the fight to override President Bush's veto of legislation that would increase the federal tobacco tax to pay for an expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).

We have the potential to save 900,000 lives by convincing Congress to increase the federal tobacco tax. This increase will encourage adult smokers to quit, and prevent a whole generation of our kids from ever starting to smoke. What's more, it will provide health insurance coverage to low-income children.

Now, ACS CAN needs you to lend your voice to the effort! On Thursday, October 18, your U.S. Representative has the choice to override the president's veto and save lives. Will your Representative choose wisely? They need to hear from you TODAY!

When the U.S. House voted on this bill a few weeks ago, your Representative voted No, opposing this legislation. It is critical that you join us in helping to change your Representative's mind on this legislation. To be successful, we need your Representative to vote Yes to override the president's veto.

Show Congress that Relay For Life participants across the country want them to do everything they can to fight back against cancer. Urge them to make the right choice by voting to override the president's veto of the State Children's Heath Insurance Program bill which includes an increase in the federal tobacco tax. We CAN make a difference. We CAN save lives. We CAN fight back.

Help ACS CAN make a difference in the fight against cancer. Take Action TODAY!

You can also learn more about what ACS CAN is doing to win this campaign and how you can help ensure your voice is heard in Congress.

Looking for another way you can support this and other lifesaving ACS CAN campaigns? Join ACS CAN and become a member of the nation's leading cancer advocacy organization.

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