Let Congress hear your voice

Tell your T1D story

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Every two years, a new set of legislators join Congress; many of whom are unfamiliar with JDRF, type 1 diabetes (T1D) and its emotional, physical and financial toll.

JDRF's New Member Outreach Initiative (NMOI) gives you the opportunity to meet your new legislator in person, teach them about T1D, and ask for their support of T1D research in 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 new Member(s) of Congress, please sign up now. Local JDRF volunteer leaders will organize the meetings and alert you when there is an upcoming opportunity in your area.

Progress by the Numbers

Help us meet each new Member of Congress for T1D research

Check out these recent JDRF New Member Outreach Initiative 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 legislators. Our goal is to meet every newly-elected Member of Congress. Sign up to attend a meeting today.


  • Total Possible Meetings: 20
  • Currently Scheduled: 0
  • Meetings Held: 14
  • Percentage Complete: 60%

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Meeting Progress

66% Complete (success)
67 meetings