Promise to Continue the World Diabetes Day Inspiration
Did you watch the World Diabetes Day webcast yesterday? If you did, you heard all about how important it is to be an advocate. Not only were advocates integral in getting the Special Diabetes Program last year, but they have also been one of the keys to success for the artificial pancreas advocacy campaign this fall. After hearing about all of the great things that advocates have helped accomplish, it is hard not to be inspired to do some advocating of your own!
A great way to turn your inspiration into action is to attend a Promise Campaign meeting. The meeting would give you and other advocates in your congressional district the chance to tell your Member of Congress directly what it is like to live with type 1 diabetes. These meetings have a real impact on the legislators: Members of Congress have given floor speeches about the artificial pancreas and written their own letter to FDA Commissioner Hamburg, all because JDRF advocates asked them to!
You can be just as influential! Promise to continue the inspiration felt on World Diabetes Day by signing up to attend a meeting with your Member of Congress. If you are interested in coordinating a meeting, please let us know! You can include that information in your registration or you can send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.