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Meet Amanda, one of our summer Advocacy interns!

Hi, all! I’m Amanda Bethel, and I’m a Metro-Detroit native pursuing my BA in Political Science/Pre-Law at Michigan State University. My blood runs green for my school – but with a little extra sugar. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) during my sophomore year of high school, following a scary transition from being […]

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Watch JDRF’s 2013 Children’s Congress Highlights!

Our JDRF Advocacy team is excited to share with you the 2013 Children’s Congress (CC13) Highlight Video. Not only can you watch the CC13 delegates in action during last summer’s main event, but also see their work in meetings up on Capitol Hill, a ‘Role Models in Diabetes’ town hall session, and ending with a […]

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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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A Breaking Update On Special Diabetes Program Renewal

Earlier today our team was pleased to send an email out to all JDRF Advocates to share some breaking news related to one possible pathway for a Special Diabetes Program (SDP) renewal. In case you missed the email, we’ll share the details here with you now. And as always, be among the first to hear […]

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Make JDRF Advocacy Part of Your Holidays

It’s that time of year again where you know the leaves are turning and everyone is getting ready for the coming holidays and time with loved-ones. This year, while you spend time out and about with family and friends we want you to know that we’re thankful for YOU and the support you helped us […]

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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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A Look Past Children’s Congress

This summer has been a whirlwind with Children’s Congress, Promise to Remember Me kicking off and looking ahead to the Special Diabetes Program renewal , however, we have been fortunate enough to have four, energetic interns working in the Advocacy office to keep us focused. They have all left us and returned to their respective […]

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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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