The JDRF New Member Outreach Initiative provides a meaningful way to forge relationships between newly seated Members of Congress and their constituents in the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community. During ‘New Member,’ JDRF Advocates engage in meetings locally in the Members’ home states to share their personal connections to T1D – articulating the financial, medical, and emotional costs of the disease. These meetings give voice to those impacted by T1D, and highlight the essential role new Members can play in securing Federal funding for T1D research and supporting health and regulatory policy that improves the quality of life for those affected by T1D, until we find a cure.
Please join us in meeting with every new Member of Congress, asking each to keep the interests of the T1D community top-of-mind when they vote on legislation that will improve lives and lead to a cure.
If you are interested in participating in a New Member Outreach Initiative meeting, please sign up here. Thank you for all you do to support JDRF!