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Going from Knowing 2 People with T1D to Knowing 161

The JDRF Advocacy office has been extremely lucky this summer, having four amazing, unique and hardworking interns. We are sad to lose them as the summer wraps, however before they left, we had them each write a blog post about their experience at Children’s Congress, the main campaign they all helped on. We already introduced […]

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Why the JDRF Advocacy Survey?

Please mark your calendar for May 2. That’s the launch of our uber-important 2011 JDRF Advocacy Survey. You can access it via email (sign up here to receive), or through the JDRF Advocacy Facebook page and our Twitter feed (so make sure you ‘Like‘ or ‘Follow‘ us). Also, if you’re on the go constantly, you […]

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January Blog Highlights

Welcome to a new year at JDRF Advocacy! We started 2011 off with a bang by kicking off our 2011 New Member Outreach Initiative (NMOI). If you have a newly elected Member of Congress, here is your chance to meet with them to talk about important type 1 issues! Click here to find out why […]

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Our 911, their 411!

When I was asked to blog on Juvenation to help advocacy at JDRF forward a cure for type 1 diabetes, I was reminded of several past “social networking” things I had done.  The first that came to mind was playing “telephone.”  Of course, our eight grandkids think we were born before the telephone, but the […]

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December Blog Highlights

Last month proved to be one of the most exciting months of the year here at JDRF Advocacy. December ended up being the month in which the Special Diabetes Program was renewed by Congress! This was the best present we could receive for during the holiday season. By renewing the program, Congress has ensured that […]

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Type 1 Talk Launches: Please Join the Conversation

The vast majority of what we do as an advocacy group happens at the local level, whether its completing Promise Campaign meetings or monthly get-togethers of our chapter-based Advocacy Teams.  The better we organize at the local level, the more successful we are. From our interactions with the DOC, and the feedback we get from […]

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