Q: What is CPRIT?
A: In 2007, Texas voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment establishing the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) and authorizing $3 billion in bonds to fund groundbreaking cancer research and prevention programs. Those bonds will need to be renewed in 2019 so CPRIT can continue its life-saving problems.
Q: Who benefits from CPRIT?
A: The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) provides cancer prevention services to thousands of Texans in all 254 counties who otherwise would do without. It has also grown into an important economic engine for Texas, creating more than 110,000 jobs.
Q: How has CPRIT helped cancer patients?
A: CPRIT’s goal is to expedite innovation in cancer research and product development, and to enhance access to evidence-based prevention programs throughout the state. Since 2007, CPRIT has funded more than 5.7 million prevention services to Texans in all 254 counties, and over 19,000 patients have received potentially lifesaving cancer treatments.
Q: Why does CPRIT need my help?
A: The bonds originally authorized for CPRIT will need to be renewed in 2019 so that we can continue funding for lifesaving cancer research and prevention programs – and it’s up to Texas voters to make it happen! You can help by voting YES on Prop. 6 on November 5.
Q: What is Proposition 6?
A: In 2007, Texas voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment establishing the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). Prop. 6 would authorize an additional $3 billion in bonds to fund groundbreaking cancer research and prevention programs for the next decade, and must be approved by at least 50 percent of Texas voters on November 5, 2019.
Q: How can I get involved?
A: You can join the fight for CPRIT’s future by spreading the word and voting YES on Prop 6 this November! You can also visit our Resources page to download and share social media content, flyers, and other campaign materials.
Q: What will happen if Proposition 6 doesn’t pass?
A: If Prop 6 does not receive the support of at least 50 percent of Texas voters this November, our state’s fight against cancer will lose $7 billion over the next decade.
Q: What is ACS CAN?
A: ACS CAN, the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, supports evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. Working with elected officials and candidates, ACS CAN gives ordinary people the power to fight cancer and make their voices heard.
Q: How is ACS CAN involved with CPRIT?
A: ACS CAN is committed to eliminating cancer as a major health problem and is advocating in favor of a YES vote on Prop 6, which would continue funding for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) for the next decade.