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Almost 200 Promise Meetings!

JDRF Advocates have met with 191 Members of Congress in their district offices as part of the Promise to Remember Me and New Member Outreach Initiative Campaigns so far this year. These campaigns provide Advocates the opportunity to share their T1D stories and stress the importance of federal funding for diabetes research with their legislators. […]

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"Promise" to Tell Your T1D Story this Year

JDRF enjoys a reputation as one of the most effective advocacy organizations in Washington, D.C. That reputation is a direct result of the personal relationships our advocates have developed with their Members of Congress and staff—both in Washington and back in state and local district offices. Established in 2000, JDRF’s Promise to Remember Me Campaign […]

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Another Promise Meeting Digest

It’s Thursday, so that means it is time for another Promise meeting digest! Check out our latest list of recently submitted meeting summaries below, and don’t forget to vote for your favorite in the Promise Story Contest! JDRF advocates with Senator Robert Menendez (NJ) Senator Jon Kyl (AZ) Representative Lynn Woolsey (CA-6) Representative Brian Bilbray […]

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Advocates Making a Difference for Research: Your Promise Digest

As the Promise Campaign comes to a close, we are continually reminded of how big of an impact these meetings make on legislators. As you may have already heard, the majority of Congress – 71 Senators and 269 Representatives – signed the letters in support of the renewal of the Special Diabetes Program. These amazing […]

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