Advocacy – Local & State


The Advocacy Committee’s meeting time is at 4:30pm, the 1st Wednesday of the month at 1048 University Avenue.

The Committee led the effort to pass the Monroe County 48-hr Pesticide Notification Law in 2005 which became effective January 1, 2006.


Our Committee worked with other advocacy groups across New York State to urge passage of the Compassionate Care Act to legalize the use of medicinal marijuana. The bill passed in June 2014 and was signed into law by Governor Cuomo in July 2014. Implementation is now in the hands of the state Department of Health. We will continue our efforts to encourage the timely roll out of this program.

Breast Cancer Advocacy Day in Albany

The Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester’s Advocacy Committee members meet with area State Senators and Assembly members at their offices each year.

Contact the Coalition to learn more about how you can become involved, and also to learn about the next planned trip. You may also view photos from past Advocacy Days here.

Learn about the Advocacy Committee’s work on the National level.