Learn about best practices in engaging your elected officials, and the public policy issues affecting health care and kidney disease.

Connect with your Congressman on Facebook

Author: Tracey Clayborn & Deborah Darcy  |  Posted:

In an effort to increase civic engagement, Facebook rolled out a new feature called Town Hall to help you get in touch with your elected officials. Town Hall pulls up your state, local and federal reps and gives you the option to contact and/or follow them. All you need is a Facebook profile to access the app which even gives you access to call them directly if you choose! READ MORE >>


Repeal and Replacement for the Affordable Care Act

Author: Deborah Darcy  |  Posted:

There are a number of reasons why the AHCA failed to garner sufficient support among House Republicans. The conservative House Freedom Caucus opposed the bill because it did not fully repeal the ACA. READ MORE >>


How to meet your elected officials in person

Author: Ben Shlesinger  |  Posted:

Members of Congress spend most of their time in Washington, D.C., but when Congress is not in session, they go home to their districts. These times are called “district work periods” or “recess.” This is when public officials can meet with their constituents locally rather than in the nation’s capital. READ MORE >>


Welcome to the AKF Advocacy Blog

Author: AKF Staff  |  Posted:

In the changing health care landscape, and with a new administration in Washington, we have started this blog as a means to provide members of our Advocacy Network important and up-to-date information. READ MORE >>

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