Vote for Prop. 6 in November to Save Lives

July 24, 2019

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Please attribute this statement to David C. Fleeger, MD, president of the Texas Medical Association (TMA), and John Carlo, MD, chair of the Texas Public Health Coalition. 

“Please mark your calendar for Nov. 5 to vote AGAINST cancer and FOR saving Texans’ lives. Physicians of the Texas Medical Association and members of the Texas Public Health Coalition urge everyone to VOTE FOR Proposition 6 on the November Texas ballot to continue to fund the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).  

“CPRIT already has saved countless Texans’ lives, and it both saves and makes Texas millions of dollars every year.

“CPRIT also has made Texas a world leader in cancer research and has attracted some of the most brilliant minds to our state, including 159 leading cancer research scientists and their labs, and 30 biotech companies.    

“But more than the scientific accolades and economic benefits of CPRIT, Texans’ vote for Prop. 6 is about people. No monetary amount can be placed on the mothers, fathers, grandparents, and children who get to spend one more day with their families and loved ones while battling cancer. TMA applauds the Texas Legislature for renewing CPRIT this legislative session and making the fight against cancer a statewide priority. We urge Texans to vote YES to continue to fund this life-saving work.

TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing nearly 53,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 110 component county medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans. 

TPHC is a coalition of more than 30 health professional organizations and health-focused organizations dedicated to disease prevention and health promotion. The coalition works to reduce preventable disease by advancing effective public policies that promote a safe and healthy environment and healthy behaviors for all Texas residents.


Contact: Brent Annear (512) 370-1381; cell: (512) 656-7320; email: brent.annear[at]texmed[dot]org

Marcus Cooper (512) 370-1382; cell: (512) 650-5336; email: marcus.cooper[at]texmed[dot]org

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July 24, 2019

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