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 results are due to your emails, phone calls, and Promise meetings! Meeting with advocates as a part of the Promise Campaign over the past month was exactly what legislators needed to sign onto the letters. For example, when Promise advocates met with Senator Lindsey Graham in the airport, he signed the letter right there!
Check out how other advocates made a difference for research by reading some of the recently completed meeting summaries below. Stay tuned to the Promise Campaign website and this blog to see when we will hit our new goal of 450 meetings: we are at 449, so we are so close!
Senator Lindsey Graham (SC) signs the letter recognizing the importance of the Special Diabetes Program