Government Relations

A critical part of our work is our Government Relations effort.JDRF partners with the federal government tosupport research funding increases and policy changes that will advance researchto find a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications. By focusing efforts on a core plan of legislative goals,JDRF Government Relations staff, volunteers, and grassrootsadvocates work to accelerate research toward a cure.
Absolutely the mostimportant person inthis programis the individual who takes the time to make a phone call, write a letter, send an e-mail – and build a relation with his or her Member of Congress. When concerned individuals speak out, Congress listens to the collective plea. Your voice absolutely matters and makes a real difference!
The Northern Nevada Branch welcomes your help – sign up to be a JDRF Grassroots Advocate! Approximately 3 to 5 times per year, we’ll send e-mail alerts when issues and bills are before the U.S. Congress or Nevada State Legislature which involve diabetes funding. A letter, fax, e-mail or phone call from you – the voter – has an impact. Together, we can help find a cure for diabetes.
For more information or to sign up as a local diabetes advocate, contact us directly at