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Interning in the JDRF Advocacy Office – Emily’s Story

Hi there! I‚Äôm Emily Swide, a San Francisco Bay Area native and a senior in the Undergraduate Legal Studies¬†department of UC Berkeley (Go Bears!). I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) at age nine, and will be celebrating my 13th dia-birthday this coming August. My older sister Stephanie is also a T1D veteran, having […]

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Happy Holidays and a Year-End SDP Update!

As the year comes to a close, JDRF Advocacy wanted to update you one last time. This week, the Senate will close out its legislative work for 2013 and, like the House of Representatives, will be in recess until the first week of January. In the last update, the Senate Finance Committee agreed to move […]

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Cameron a Promise Veteran #ThrowBackThursday

Cameron doesn’t need much in the way of an introduction, so without further ado, meet Cameron! Hi. My name is Cameron Crouse, I am a thirteen years years old and I live in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I was diagnosed with type one diabetes (T1D) a month before my third birthday. After my diagnosis in May of […]

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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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A Look Back on FY13 and a Look Forward to FY14

Here in Washington, D.C., the temperature may finally be warming up, but our national political climate has been heated for what seems like the entire 2013 fiscal year.  Partisanship continues to rule the day on Capitol Hill, and so during the final hours of 2012 we were elated when Congress agreed to JDRF’s top legislative […]

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42 Reasons JDRF is Thankful for YOU

JDRF was founded 42 years ago, by parents of children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in 1970. For the past 42 years, JDRF staff and volunteers have worked together to fund research aimed at finding a cure, better treating and preventing T1D. This year, the JDRF Annual Report 2012 highlights 42 specific milestones in T1D […]

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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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