MOCA is grounded in firsthand knowledge about the issues around ovarian cancer. Part of our mission is to communicate with public officials and advocate for policy changes on behalf of ovarian cancer survivors and women everywhere.
Minnesota Advocacy and Legislation
MOCA works with the Minnesota branch of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the nation’s leading cancer advocacy organization, to make cancer issues a priority for state policy makers. We encourage you to connect with ACS CAN’s Minnesota Action Center to find your legislator and learn about current advocacy efforts in Minnesota and nationally.
National Advocacy and Legislation
On a national level, MOCA is a partner member of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA), which gives us a presence in Washington, D.C., and amplifies our voice to advocate for research funding and raise awareness about the symptoms and risks of ovarian cancer at the federal level. Our coordinated efforts have changed the way the medical establishment, the media, and policy leaders think about ovarian cancer.
To view OCRFA’s policy positions and learn how you can become involved in federal advocacy efforts, please visit the Advocacy page on the OCRFA website. To stay informed of national advocacy efforts and legislation, sign up for the Ovarian Cancer Action Network email newsletter.
For more information about MOCA’s legislative advocacy efforts, contact MOCA Executive Director Kathleen Gavin.