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LLS Statement on Inauguration Day 2021

February 18, 2021, Our right to vote is the heart of our democracy, as is a free and fair election. The democratic process is critical to our work at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society where civic engagement is a cornerstone of our values. Every day, LLS works directly with lawmakers at the state and federal levels to advance policies that serve the best interests of blood cancer patients. Every member of the LLS community – staff, donors and volunteers – works tirelessly to make our communities and our country a better place. That work will never stop.

On this Inauguration Day, I encourage everyone in the LLS community to take a moment to look inward and re-commit to our values of community and equity. We welcome the new Biden Administration and look forward to working together to implement policies that ensure all blood cancer patients can access high-quality care.

This begins with the "The 100 Days Agenda: A Patient-First Blueprint," an unprecedented effort led by LLS Advocacy and a coalition of 33 organizations representing millions of people with pre-existing conditions. Together, we're raising the collective voices of patients and urge lawmakers to ensure all Americans have access to adequate and affordable health coverage.