Advocacy

ADVOCACY IN ACTION

Take Action- Become an Advocate
Advocates are on the “front lines” of our government relations efforts. They make phone calls, write letters, send faxes, meet one-on-one with their members of Congress, and work to get our message across. Generally, they respond to “legislative alerts” that touch on any relevant legislative issue pertaining to diabetes, NIH funding, or health care. It’s fun, easy, and makes a real difference!

Promise to Remember Me campaign
The mission of the Promise to Remember Me campaign is to further relationships between people who are affected by diabetes and their lawmakers, and to capture the request for a “promise” in a photograph posted on this website . Families affected by this disease will meet with their Representatives and Senators during local town hall meetings, in local offices, and at events throughout the country.

Children’s Congress
Children with type 1 diabetes ages 2 to 15, representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia will converge on Washington D.C. to tell their stories and urge lawmakers to help find a cure at the JDRF’s Children’s Congress. This is a bi-annual event taking place on odd calendar years. Learn more about Children’s Congress and how you can become involved.

Please write and thank your Representative and both of our Senators for their efforts on our behalf. If you need names or addresses just contact the JDRF offices at 203-854-0658.

Calls to action as well as updates on legislative and committee activities are sent via email. If you are interested in more information, please contact Fairfield County Chapter’s Legislative Chair, Theresa Fox at mtroxy@optonline.net.