By Andrew Fullerton, National Kidney Foundation
Throughout the year, many of our readers have been invaluable advocates by writing, tweeting and calling your legislators in support of the Living Donor Protection Act; H.R. 3867, legislation to promote the early detection and treatment of kidney disease; and other state-specific legislation. This August, we ask you to join many of your fellow advocates who have met with their Members of Congress and make another step forward for kidney patients.
During the next three weeks, your legislators will continue to be home meeting with their constituents; this mean you! While they are in your hometowns speaking at town halls, meeting with civic organizations, and attending county fairs and parades take this opportunity to speak to them. You can reinforce the message we share with legislators by telling them about your kidney disease story and that they need to support kidney patients in Congress! Linking your story and your face to kidney disease in their minds can make all the difference. If you need assistance, materials or to report a meeting with your legislators, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Thank you for your continued support in making advances to kidney disease policy possible.