Act on Kevin and Avonte's Law

Take Action on Kevin & Avonte's Law

Kevin & Avonte's Law reauthorizes the Missing Americans Alert Program, formerly known as the Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program, to help reduce injury and death of Americans with Alzheimer’s and developmental disabilities. This program is a proven success, helping law enforcement quickly identify and reunite persons with Alzheimer’s with their families and caregivers.

Please take a moment to urge your elected officials to act on Kevin & Avonte's Law

Talking points to include in your message:

  • At least 60 percent of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease will wander at some point during their lifetime as it's common for people with dementia to become disoriented and wander from their homes & care facilities.
  • Wandering not only affects individuals with dementia – sometimes leading to serious injury or death, but also causes considerable emotional strain on families and caregivers. In some instances, wandering can even endanger the lives of others within the community.
  • Kevin and Avonte‘s Law ((S.2070/H.R.4221)) will help individuals with  Alzheimer’s and related dementias who wander away from their homes and are unable to tell people in the community who they are or where they live. It allows local communities and law enforcement officials to mitigate the risks.
  • The bill reauthorizes a Department of Justice program that helps local law enforcement officials quickly identify wandering individuals with Alzheimer’s and reunite them with their families.

Recipients

  • Your Senators
  • Your Representative

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Dear [Decision Maker],

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]
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