A Busy August Congressional Recess for the Kidney Advocacy Committee!

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Sonya Cochran with Rep. Mullin

During Congress’ “August Recess”, representatives of the National Kidney Foundation and NKF’s Kidney Advocacy Committee (KAC) met with the offices of 21 U.S. Senators and Representatives.  Seven of those meetings included face to face discussions between KAC and their Senators and Representatives.

During these meetings, KAC liaisons and other NKF representatives discussed the Living Donor Protection Act (H.R. 4616 and S. 2584) and proposed legislation to promote early detection and treatment of chronic kidney disease.

As a result of these meetings, many committed to supporting the Living Donor Protection Act and NKF’s proposal to improve early detection and treatment of chronic kidney disease.  Since Congress returned on September 6th, Chairman Grassley (R-IA), Sen. Menendez (D-NJ), and King (I-ME) and Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI), Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS), and Rep. Fitzpatrick (R-PA) have signed on as co-sponsors of the Living Donor Protection Act.

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Ted Garding, Jim Elkin, Christi Krautbauer, Jennifer Lauerman, Matt Rognstad with Sam Mills (Sen.Franken)

Will you help these advocates by writing your legislators to support kidney patients, living organ donors, and their families?  Visit our Advocacy Action Center to write to your Congressmen and Senators asking for their support for these important priorities.