Congress Urged to Stamp Approval for Cancer Fight

Postal Campaign Would Benefit Research

Assemblyman Mike Miller has sent a letter to members of the New York State Congressional Delegation asking them to support legislation creating a semi-postal stamp benefiting colorectal cancer research.

A semi-postal stamp is sold at a slightly higher price than a typical first class stamp and can be used on a first class piece of mail. Postal customers will be able to purchase these stamps online at the Postal Service website or at local post offices.

The additional price of the stamp will go to research programs designed to fight colorectal cancer.

“I know first hand the importance of early detection,” Miller wrote. “At a recent health fair sponsored by my office, an uninsured constituent was referred for a colonoscopy and had several pre-cancerous polyps discovered and removed. Through early detection, we were able to save a life. Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month affords us the opportunity to stand up and support the research efforts which will one day make colorectal cancer a thing of the past.”

The bill, H.R. 893, currently has no New York lawmakers listed as cosponsors. This bill would authorize the postal service to begin production and sales of this stamp.

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