E-Advocacy Team


As an e-advocate, we keep you up to date on the latest lung health policy developments and what you can do to help. Tell your your lung health story to lawmakers and make a difference for people affected by lung disease. Sign up below to get periodic updates from us about important policy issues, and with a few simple clicks, email your elected official to voice your opinion on the issues that matter.

Join the E-Advocacy Team

Lung Health and Clean Air Advocacy Alerts

We need your help! Tell your elected officials to take action on legislation that will benefit lung health throughout Illinois.

Help Illinois Breathe Easier by Supporting Clean Energy

Tell Illinois state legislators we need a clean energy plan enacted NOW. By passing the Clean Energy Jobs Act, we could all breathe cleaner, healthier air; vastly expand green energy jobs in Illinois; keep electricity bills low; and make progress in addressing human health threats from climate change. Click below to send your legislators a message that clean air is important to you and you want them to take action now.

Advocacy Champions


RHA’s Advocacy Champions are volunteer lung health advocates from all walks of life who have a personal connection to our mission and are willing to share their stories with lawmakers. They are also from all over the state – we are recruiting at least one Advocacy Champion in every legislative district in Illinois.

Take action for clean air today

“I am proud to serve as an Advocacy Champion for Respiratory Health Association. It’s been empowering to share my story with my Senator and be a voice for the COPD Community.” – Bill K., Chicago

Do you have a desire to make a difference and the willingness to speak personally about the impact on you and your family of lung cancer, asthma, COPD, other lung diseases, tobacco control, air quality or other lung health concerns?

You don’t need to be expert on policy issues to be an Advocacy Champion. RHA alerts you when action is necessary, provides you with key talking points on the topic and asks you to contact your elected officials with these magical words: “I am a constituent and I want you to support…”

As an Advocacy Champion, you will receive real time policy updates, quarterly newsletters and an invitation each spring to travel to Springfield for our State Lung Health Education Day.

To learn more about becoming an Advocacy Champion, please contact Matt Maloney, Director of Health Policy, via email at [email protected].


Find your State Representative and State Senator.

Contact information for and biographies of Illinois lawmakers.

Contact information for and biographies of members of Congress.