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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)...
24 May 2012
Your Latest Meeting Digest
It is the end of the week, which means that it is time for another Promise meeting digest! The feedback from recent Promise meetings is continuing to come in, and I wanted to make sure that you had a chance to read some of the amazing stories. Check out our latest list of recently completed meetings...
18 May 2012
This Week's Promise Digest
Now that the Promise Campaign has officially concluded, the meeting feedback is starting to roll in! I wanted to quickly share with you some of the meetings we have posted recently. These are great examples of advocates doing their part to make sure their Members of Congress remember them when faced...
10 May 2012
Last Day to Schedule Promise Meetings!
I wanted to quickly remind you that today is the LAST DAY to enter any remaining Promise meetings! Campaign coordinators must have the meetings entered by 11:59 pm to count for the Promise Campaign. Remember, these meetings just need to be scheduled by that deadline to count towards our totals and can...
30 Apr 2012
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...
26 Apr 2012
One Week to Go!
The 2011-12 Promise Campaign is almost complete! Having already passed our initial goal of 432 meetings, we have now set our sights on holding 450 meetings with Members of Congress. The Campaign ends on May 1, meaning we have just one week to go to reach our new goal! Members of Congress are currently...
23 Apr 2012
Your First Post-432 Meeting Digest
Even though we have reached our goal of 432 meetings, Promise Campaign coordinators are continuing to schedule as many meetings as they can with Members of Congress! The Campaign currently has 439 meetings, which is only 11 away from our new goal of 450 . While we wait to see when we will reach that...
19 Apr 2012
What We Need to Reach 450
At the beginning of the Promise Campaign, we told you that we need YOU for 432... and you definitely stepped up to the challenge! I want to thank you again for helping us reach our goal of meeting with 432 Members of Congress, which we reached yesterday afternoon with two weeks left in the Campaign....
17 Apr 2012
You Did It!
I am extremely proud to announce that the Promise Campaign reached its goal of 432 meetings with Members of Congress! This goal was reached with just a few weeks left to go, and could not have been achieved without the hard work of advocates like you across the country. We are extremely grateful for...
16 Apr 2012
10 Meetings to Go!
Last night, the Promise Campaign reached another crucial milestone. With just a few short weeks left in the campaign, campaign coordinators have helped us come within 10 meetings of our goal! In fact, while we were celebrating, one more meeting was scheduled, bringing our total number of meetings left...
13 Apr 2012
13 More to Go: Your Latest Meeting Digest
There are just two and a half weeks left in the Promise Campaign , and we only have 13 meetings to go to reach our overall goal of 432! The Campaign Co-Chairs and coordinators are hard at work trying to schedule those last few meetings. If you want to help us schedule one of the remaining meetings, please...
12 Apr 2012
Last Week of Spring Recess
The last recess until the end of the Promise Campaign is halfway over! Members of both the House and the Senate have been home for a district work period for a week thus far, and today begins the last week before they head back to DC. We have 14 meetings to reach our goal, and we need your help to get...
9 Apr 2012
Your First April Meeting Digest
The first week of April is almost over, which means that we have just over three weeks left in this year's Promise Campaign ! As of this afternoon, advocates have scheduled 4 meetings this month , bringing our grand total to 418 for the Campaign. That leaves us with 14 left to go to reach our overall...
6 Apr 2012
How Did Promise Do in March?
After the excitement brought along with JDRF's Government Day event, advocates across the country were fervently working to bring our Promise totals up to 400 by the end of March. We reached that total with 4 days to spare, and I wanted to let you know our final totals for the month. During the month...
4 Apr 2012
VIDEO: Don't Miss Your Last Chance for Promise
The 2011-12 Promise to Remember Me Campaign is in its final weeks! The Campaign ends on May 1, leaving just 4 short weeks left for you to participate. Check out the below video message from South Promise Campaign Co-Chair Judy Krtek to find out what we need you to do in this final month: Don't miss...
3 Apr 2012
Promise Hits 400!
Our Promise Campaign goal for the month of March has been to reach 400 meetings, and my plan for today's blog post was to write about how close we are to reaching that goal. I didn't even get a chance to start writing that post because as of this morning, Promise meeting #400 has already been...
28 Mar 2012
JDRF Celebrity Advocate Ryan Reed's Promise
The Promise to Remember Campaign meeting with Representative Kevin McCarthy (CA-22) had a very special guest: NASCAR Development Driver Ryan Reed! Since being diagnosed with T1D in February 2011, Ryan has made it his mission to help build awareness, become a role model, and positively touch the lives...
26 Mar 2012
Your Latest Promise Meeting Digest
In the last meeting digest , I challenged our Promise Campaign coordinators to get our meeting total up to 400 by the end of March. I am excited to say that we are just 10 meetings away from reaching that goal! 390 Promise meetings have been scheduled or completed thus far, leaving us 42 to go to reach...
22 Mar 2012
Add a Promise to Your Action for JDRF
Many of you have already contacted your Members of Congress in support of the Special Diabetes Program, and I want to thank you for your help. Now is the time to add a little more power behind your action by asking your Members for their support in person! You can do this by participating in the Promise...
20 Mar 2012
50 Meetings To Go!
When I got into the office this morning, I was excited to see that on the road to 432 Promise Campaign meetings, we have 50 more to go! The Promise meeting that brought us to this new milestone is courtesy of the advocates at the Southern Arizona Branch. The meeting actually occurred in January, and...
16 Mar 2012
Promise Update & Your Latest Meeting Digest
The Promise Campaign has crept even closer to its goal! As of this afternoon, we have 381 meetings scheduled or held. This means that we have 51 meetings to go to reach our overall goal of 432! If we can reach a total of 400 meetings by the end of March, we will be well on our way to not only meeting...
15 Mar 2012
Guest Post: Judy's Post-Government Day Promise
Dearest Advocates, WOW! What an awesome Government Day last week! Several new and many experienced faces shared this incredible, annual event. I was honored to be among you meeting, learning and making our voices heard on Capitol Hill. Every year I come away from Government Day re-energized, humbled...
12 Mar 2012
Post-Government Day Meeting Digest
It has been a busy week here at JDRF Advocacy! On Monday and Tuesday, advocates were fervently fighting for research funding by meeting with Members of Congress on Capitol Hill as a part of JDRF's Government Day event. The attendees met with a total of 504 Member offices! Advocates who were unable...
8 Mar 2012
How Did Promise Do in February?
I hope you all have enjoyed the fantastic information that has been coming out of JDRF Government Day since Saturday! With the preparations for the event last week, I didn't get a chance to share the February Promise Campaign results with you. When we passed the initial goal for the February challenge...
7 Mar 2012
March's First Promise Meeting Digest
Here at JDRF Advocacy, we are getting ready for grassroots leaders from around the country to join us in Washington, D.C. for our annual Government Day event, so we are pretty busy! However, I wanted to make sure to let you know about some of the Promise Campaign meetings that have recently occurred...
2 Mar 2012
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