The local DOC Contingent sure pulled together while we were in D.C. for JDRF Government Day. What started out as a group of nine or ten quickly turned into sixteen or more! Every time I checked my e-mail or twitter feed, there was another person who caught wind of our plans and wanted to join in. I had no idea so many of these folks lived close enough to meet us for … [Read more...] about Dinner in D.C.
2011 JDRF Government Day
The first session I went to was called "Government Relations 101". Sounded perfect to me - as I had no clue what I was getting into. Kim and I sat next to each other and listened to a great, high level, presentation about the JDRF and Government Relations. At some point during the talk, Gary Hall Jr. was mentioned. Yeah, 10 time Olympic Medalist Gary Hall Jr.! Everyone … [Read more...] about JDRF Government Day Whirlwind
Did you know there is a whole section of JDRF that deals with Government Relations? Me either - at least not until this trip. When I think JDRF, I always think about fundraising and walks, stuff like that. I didn't think about people keeping an eye on government stuff. It makes sense though, if you think about it. There are many decisions made on Capitol Hill that … [Read more...] about 2011 JDRF Government Day Takeaways
A quick, post-trip vlog post that I recorded last night after getting home from the airport. I know that I look half asleep already, and I'm probably even slurring my words a little bit... but I wanted to get a quick "thank you" out to the JDRF and everyone else I met these past few days. http://www.youtube.com/v/p7eVirdmLY0 More to come after I get caught up on my rest! … [Read more...] about Thank You, JDRF!
I am excited to have received an invitation from the JDRF Grassroots Advocacy group to join them for the 2011 JDRF Government Day event, starting this afternoon in Washington, D.C. The event actually lasts four days, and is a mix of updates, information, advocacy training, and meeting with representatives from Congress. Their goals for this event are to grow the JDRF … [Read more...] about 2011 JDRF Government Day