Every session of Congress, JDRF Advocates meet with their Members and staff, many of whom are unfamiliar with JDRF, type 1 diabetes (T1D) and its emotional, physical and financial toll.
JDRF's Promise to Remember Me Campaign (Promise) gives you the opportunity to meet with your legislator in person at the state and local level, teach them about T1D, and ask for their support of T1D research funded by the Congress.
JDRF is one of the most effective grassroots advocacy organizations in the country because of people like you whose lives are touched by T1D. Through the years, your voices have shared with Congress how T1D affects you, your family and your community, leading to continued funding for research and regulatory policies that improve life for people with T1D until the day we find a cure.
If you are interested in meeting with your Member(s) of Congress, please sign up now. Local JDRF volunteer advocacy leaders will organize the meetings and alert you when there is an upcoming opportunity in your area.
Check out these recent JDRF Promise meetings held throughout the country by clicking on each state. selecting a state below.
You'll be inspired by the summaries and photos from completed meetings that JDRF Advocates held with their national lawmakers. Our goal is to meet every Member of Congress. Sign up to attend a meeting.
Check back as we populate scheduled and completed 2016 Promise meetings with Members of Congress in Illinois.
Click below to see archived meetings with Members of Congress in Illinois from past advocacy campaigns!