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JDRF 2021 New Member Outreach Initiative

Thank you to our Advocacy community for supporting the JDRF 2021 New Member Outreach Initiative! We are pleased to share that we were able to meet with 73% of our newly seated legislators across the country. (Click around the map to see!) During these meetings, our advocates were able to shine a light on the lived experiences of T1D, form relationships, and ensure these new Members of Congress understood how they can be supportive of their constituents impacted by T1D.

Our next opportunity to conduct meetings with Congress will be in the summer of 2022 – click the button below to express interest in attending a future meeting!

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

Click below to see archived meetings with Members of Congress in Illinois from past Advocacy campaigns!

There are no newly elected Members of Congress in this state, but please visit for more ways to get involved and follow @JDRFAdvocacy on social.

Click below to see archived meetings with Members of Congress in Illinois from past advocacy campaigns!

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JDRF’s New Member Outreach Initiative provides an opportunity to meet with your newly seated Member(s) of Congress* to educate them about T1D, and to ask for their support on issues that are important to the T1D community.

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 informed Congress how T1D affects you, your family and your community, leading to continued Federal funding for research and health and regulatory policy that improves the lives of people with T1D until we find cures.

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. *To protect the health of our families, this campaign will be conducted entirely virtually.