Check out a holiday video message from the JDRF Advocacy staff, all the best in 2012! =]
Surpassing our goal of 250 Promise meetings one month ahead of schedule is something to be celebrated! What better way to do so than by taking a look at some of the meetings that have already occurred? Take a look at some of our recently posted meeting summaries below. If reading these meeting summaries inspires you to help us get the remaining 181 Promise meetings, make sure you are signed up on the Promise website to ensure you are the first to hear about scheduled meetings!
We've had quite a busy and exciting week involving the artificial pancreas campaign!
Check out the video message below from Mike Kondratick, Director of Grassroots Advocacy. Find out why Mike wants you to 'remember September for Promise'.
If you haven't already, be sure to register to attend or coordinate a meeting today at http://jdrfpromise.org/get-involved!
The end of the summer wraps up with some amazing successes for JDRF's Promise to Remember Me Campaign. Earlier this week I had mentioned that we managed to complete or schedule 113 meetings before August ended, surpassing our goal of 100! This is due to the leadership of our Campaign Coordinators and your support for them locally... as I write this, the Campaign sits at 124 meetings!
I hope that
those of us that were on the east cost managed to stay dry from Hurricane
The Promise to Remember Me Campaign has finally arrived! Over 1,100 advocates and their families have already signed up to meet with their legislators, will you?
The Promise Campaign is essential to building relationships between JDRF advocates and Members of Congress, and this year we are aiming to hold 432 meetings. Click on the image below to hear more about this year’s Campaign and why you should join:
Check out the final highlight for the 2011 Childrens’ Congress from our camera team, this one features more testimony from award winning actor, Kevin Kline and our delegates. (Apologies for the delay in getting this up for you but I had taken a little vacation right after CC and this clips wasn’t ready by the time I left!)
I’ll have another clip or two to share later this week and will also share blogs that our CC delegates have put out about their advocacy in Washington.
If you have been following the coverage of the recent Children’s Congress, you know that there has been important APP news related to FDA. Many of you have been working hard since Government Day in March to educate your legislators about the artificial pancreas and as a result of your efforts, a bipartisan majority in the House and Senate sent letters to the Commissioner of FDA to urge them to continue to make the artificial pancreas a priority and issue guidance as soon as possible. In addition to this letter, leading clinicians from around the country and organizations including American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, The Endocrine Society, and American Association of Diabetes Educators also sent letters to Commissioner Hamburg supporting the recommendatio