About JDRF Promise to Remember Me and New Member Outreach Initiative

At home or in the nation’s capital, JDRF Advocates are the voice for type 1 diabetes research.

The JDRF Promise to Remember Me (Promise) campaign began back in 2000 to build and strengthen direct relationships between legislators and their constituents in the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community. JDRF staff and volunteer leaders prepare individuals and families whose lives are impacted by T1D to meet their legislators in their home districts and states, educating them about their essential role in securing government funding and support for T1D research.

Promise campaigns begin in the summer of each odd-numbered year, and with each subsequent year, we grow the program to new heights. In fact, in 2013 we set a new record with more than 400 Promise meetings!

New Member Outreach Initiative (NMOI) is an extension of the Promise to Remember Me campaign focused on introducing new Members of Congress to JDRF, educating on the impact of T1D, and sharing ways in which new legislators can help advance T1D research in Washington. NMOI is held as each new Congress is seated in January of odd-numbered years.

To reach a world without T1D, we must first cover the U.S. map, meet with every lawmaker, and ask each one to promise to remember us when they vote on legislation that will improve lives and lead to a cure for people with T1D and their families.

If you are interested in meeting locally with your Member of Congress as part of the Promise to Remember Me campaign or New Member Outreach Initiative, please sign up here.