NAMI Advocacy Actions

NAMI works with policymakers to advance priority issues and ensure that the voice of people affected by mental illness is considered in policymaking. Read NAMI’s recent letters to federal leaders, submitted comments and testimony and other resources.

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Letter to Congressional Bill Sponsors on Pursuing Equity in Mental Health Act
Letter to Representative Watson Coleman expressing support for the reintroduction of the Pursuing Equity in Mental Health Act.
Letter to Congressional Leaders on Medicaid Work Requirements
Letter to Congressional leadership urging members to exclude Medicaid work reporting requirements from ongoing debt ceiling and federal budget negotiations.
Letter to Congressional Bill Sponsors on Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Parity
Letter to Senators Bennet and Wyden expressing support for the Better Mental Health Care for Americans Act., which would improve access to mental health services for millions of Americans.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Mental Health Funding
Letter to House E&C Committee Majority leadership, expressing support for the SAMHSA Office of Recovery and urge reauthorization of the 2018 SUPPORT Act and the Fiscal Year 2024 appropriations process.
Letter to Congressional Bill Sponsors on Medicare
Letter to Representatives DelBene and Duncan in support of the Chronic Care Management Improvement Act of 2023 to ensure that more chronically ill Medicare patients receive access to high-quality care.
Statement on Medicaid
Statement expressing opposition to upcoming congressional legislation that would add work requirements, to the Medicaid program, which would have a disastrous impact on program access.
Letter to Congressional Committee Leadership on Research and Innovation & Criminal Justice
Letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committee leadership requesting $35 million for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), $25 million for the National Institutes of Health and $1 million for the National Institute of Justice to conduct public health research into firearm morbidity and mortality prevention.
Letter to Congressional Leadership on Medicaid
Letter to Congressional leadership, urging protection of the Medicaid program from cuts or harmful changes in any budget negotiations or other legislative venue this year.
Statement on Medicaid
Statement urging Congress to reject adding a ‘work requirement’ policy to the Medicaid program.
Statement on Medication Access
Statement with patient advocacy organizations on the Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine et al v FDA et al ruling and implications for future access to FDA-approved drugs.
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