Campaign Digital Newsletter: Week 3
Greetings from campaign headquarters. Before we get to the update, I wanted to share with you an email I received from a person in my life who has diabetes. Please click on the link and contact your congressperson if you support renewing this program:
Special Diabetes Program
I reach out today to share with you that the Special Diabetes Program (SDP) is a critical program that provides $150 million annually for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This program was renewed by Congress on February 9, 2018 and will expire on September 30, 2019.
Your voice is powerful—and I am asking for your support. Click here to support the renewal of this critical program by contacting your senators and representative today. If you have a network, feel free to forward this e-mail to others as well. :)
Several SDP-funded trials were presented at the 79th American Diabetes Association (ADA) Scientific Sessions just last month, including a trial that delayed the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes by TWO years in high-risk individuals, and a study of an artificial pancreas system that improved glucose management. The SDP also funds successful type 2 prevention and management programs in Native communities through the Indian Health Service. As a former Nurse on the Navajo Reservation, a pediatric diabetes researcher at Joslin Diabetes Center, and someone thriving with T1D for nearly 25-years-- I concur that the program is indeed special and critical!
Click the red link above, fill in your info on the left, and click submit-- ADA will do the rest (personalizing the letter is a plus). Thank you for advocating for us and a cure in this lifetime!
On Tuesday, July 16 we attended a presentation by Neighborhood Solar at the central square library. This presentation about the benefits of installing residential solar on your home was sponsored by Mothers Out Front, Green Cambridge, 350 Mass, and Neighborhood Solar. At the event I got to meet and talk to one of the advocates who was instrumental in pushing for Mandatory Solar at the Watertown town council. For those of you not aware, Watertown beat Cambridge to the punch becoming the first town in New England to require solar on new development:
After the solar meeting, we tried to catch the tail end of the planning board meeting regarding the Sullivan courthouse, but the meeting was canceled at the last minute under curious circumstances:
In other news, the campaign crew and I have just about finished gathering our 50 signatures and will be dropping those off at the election office tomorrow.
That's it for this week everyone. Stay cool!