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“Why is public policy important to kidney patients? Because OUR LIVES depend on it!”
AAKP believes the informed patient is the best advocate. AAKP provides fellow kidney patients with the necessary tools and information to be effective advocates.
Why Should You Advocate?
The easy answer to the question is we know advocacy works. When constituents speak, lawmakers listen. However, being an advocate requires us to be specific. This is true across the board — from improved roadways and bridges, to better public schools, to treating diseases — the voice of advocacy needs to be unified in order for the message to be heard. Lawmakers need to hear from you.
This helpful brochure includes suggestions for contacting your congressional representative and explains the benefits for becoming an advocate.>