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Kids Helping JDRF Advocate for a Cure

Discussion in 'Advocacy' started by MikeH2, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. MikeH2

    MikeH2 New Member

    Aug 13, 2008
    Hey everyone; I just finished up an internship at the JDRF and they were in the early stages of planning their 2009 Children’s Congress event.

    For anyone who hasn’t heard of it, Children’s Congress organizes over a hundred children from across the country, ages 4-17 and living with type 1, in Washington, D.C to meet with members of congress. The goal is to convey to the lawmakers what life is really like for children living with type 1 diabetes.

    In years past, these children have met with members, testified in front of congress, and more. It can be a great experience for the kids and can have a highly beneficial impact on congress’ overall knowledge about diabetes and the funding necessary for a cure. There is still time to apply so I definitely recommend that you look into it.


  2. linda

    linda Approved members

    Jul 18, 2007
    Help finding legislator

    Hi we are interested in this issue. We can not find our local legislator?

    Old bridge NJ 08857

  3. Dx011106

    Dx011106 Approved members

    Sep 11, 2008
    Hi Linda! I am taking over where MikeH2 left off...

    You can find your legislator by going to takeaction.jdrf.org. Please please register even if you decide to not participate in Children's Congress! JDRF sends out the latest news on research, funding, legislation and so forth. Because JDRF is a non-profit, it is people like you and me that truely make the difference.

    I took the liberty to look up the legislators in your area, I hope the following information is helpful to you:
    Frank R. Lautenberg
    US Senator for New Jersey (D)

    Web: http://lautenberg.senate.gov
    Phone: (202) 224-3224
    Fax: (202) 228-4054
    Address: Constitution Avenue and 2nd Street, NE
    Washington, District of Columbia 20510-3005

    Robert 'Bob' Menendez
    US Senator for New Jersey (D)

    Web: http://menendez.senate.gov
    Phone: (202) 224-4744
    Fax: (202) 228-2197
    Address: Constitution Avenue and 2nd Street, NE
    Washington, District of Columbia 20510-3006

    Rush Holt
    US Representative for New Jersey district 12 (D)

    Web: http://holt.house.gov
    Phone: (202) 225-5801
    Fax: (202) 225-6025
    Address: Independence and New Jersey Avenues, SE
    Washington, DC 20515-3012

    Frank Pallone Jr.
    US Representative for New Jersey district 6 (D)

    Phone: (202) 225-4671
    Fax: (202) 225-9665
    Address: Independence Avenue and 1st Street, SE
    Washington, DC 20515-3006

    If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me at any time!

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