Take action in your state

Make a difference in the lives of kidney patients and living organ donors by communicating with your state and local officials.

Welcome to the American Kidney Fund’s Action Center.

Keeping policymakers informed is critical in the fight against kidney disease. Add your voice to thousands of other voices in our Advocacy Network and help us make a difference! Use the Action Alerts below to send personalized messages to your representatives in Congress on key issues affecting kidney patients and their families.

Alert Topics
  • Appropriations
  • Charitable Premium Assistance
  • COVID-19
  • Health disparities
  • Insurance
  • Kidney disease awareness
  • Kidney disease prevention & education
  • Living donor protections
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medigap
  • Organ donation
  • Prescription drugs
  • Regulations
  • Research
  • Transplants
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Topic: Research

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed H.R. 4502. The legislation included $49 billion for the NIH, with a 5% increase to the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases. This legislation has now been referred to the Senate. Please urge your Senators to vote for adequate funding for kidney research when these yearly bills are debated and enacted.
TOPICS: Research, Appropriations

On June 16, 2021, Delaware Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester and Ohio Congressman Brad Wenstrup introduced H.R. 3893, the Coordination, Accountability, Research, and Equity (CARE) for All Kidneys Act of 2021. The American Kidney Fund worked closely with the bill sponsors on this important bill which would implement interventions to better understand and manage kidney disease in communities of color, rural communities, and other underserved communities nationwide. Please contact your U.S. Representative today and ask them to cosponsor this important piece of legislation.
TOPICS: Research, Kidney disease prevention & education, Health disparities, Transplants

With the swearing in of a new Congress, it is more important than ever to let your elected officials know that kidney disease is an important issue to you. Please email your members of Congress today and let them know that you are a kidney voter who urges them to take decisive action to help kidney patients.
TOPICS: Kidney disease awareness, Kidney disease prevention & education, Research