Connecting with Congress: Making the Most of Congress at Home – June 2019
In August, your members of Congress will be at home meeting constituents to find out what their voters care most about. The ADA’s Congress at Home initiative is an opportunity for Diabetes Advocates to meet with members of Congress in their community to tell their story and ask for support for key policy priorities. Learn about: how these meetings fit into ADA’s advocacy strategy, ADA federal policy priorities and status updates, and best practices to schedule meetings and resources to support you every step of the way.
Call to Congress Week of Action Webinar – March 2019
Your voice is POWERFUL! Learn what simple actions YOU can take to deliver an unmistakable message to Congress. For this year’s Week of Action, Diabetes Advocates will take one simple action each day to make a difference for the millions of Americans affected by diabetes. During this webinar, we review plans for each day of our Week of Action (March 25-29) and provide supporting resources to make your advocacy as successful and impactful as possible. From sending an email to sharing the diabetes risk test, to posting on social media – each day’s action is designed to maximize our advocacy impact, raise awareness and affect positive change as Diabetes Advocates. This is YOUR chance to raise your voice for a brighter tomorrow for those affected by diabetes.
The Power of Social Media Advocacy – February 2019
Learn how YOU can mobilize your social media networks to join us in standing up for people with diabetes and advocating for policies that make a difference in 2019. Get tips and see examples from ADA volunteers and staff experts to make your diabetes advocacy posts more impactful and engaging.
2019 ADA Advocacy Priorities & New Congress – January 2019
Hear from volunteer and staff leaders about the ADA’s Advocacy priorities for 2019—at the federal and state levels, and through legal advocacy. This includes health care access, research, insulin affordability, ending discrimination, and much more. Speakers discuss how ADA will pursue priorities in the current political environment in Congress, in state houses, in the courts and in regulatory agencies. And how your voice, and the voice of Diabetes Advocates across the nation can make a difference.
Planning for Impact: ADA Advocacy in 2019 – December 2018
This webinar ushers in a new year and new approach to ADA Grassroots Advocacy in 2019, with big goals and lots of new opportunities for Diabetes Advocates to get involved and raise their voices to support those impacted by diabetes. Staff and volunteer leaders share the 2019 ADA Advocates in Action engagement menu options for how Diabetes Advocates can engage, take action and advocate! There's something for everyone. Watch and learn the ways YOU, as an individual, or as a local advocacy leader can get more involved in advocacy and learn how to activate and engage others!
- What are your 2019 Advocacy Goals? Use this document with templated goals (or write your own) to identify where you will focus your diabetes advocacy efforts for 2019. If you have any questions, please call 651-230-5429.
Candidate Engagement: Building Relationships – Building Success - September 2018
Candidates for public office - both challengers and incumbents - are eager to connect with constituents and demonstrate their understanding of key issues facing their communities. It's critical that diabetes is elevated as a top concern for those running for office at all levels of government in 2018.
Congress at Home Prep Webinar 2: Priority Messaging, Policy Asks & the Very Latest From Capitol Hill - July 2018
In this second of two Congress at Home Prep webinars, ADA staff will share the very latest developments on Capitol Hill and walk through key messaging and asks for congressional meetings at home this August. Participants will also hear from veteran Diabetes Advocacy leaders about best practices to hold an effective and successful meeting with members of Congress and their staff. This webinar will provide critical information, updates and resources to help advocates have successful meetings with their elected officials.
Take Advantage of Your Opportunity to Raise Voice at Home! - June 2018
One of the best opportunities to support people with diabetes and deliver the ADA message is by meeting with Congress.
In August, your members of Congress will be at home meeting with constituents. These meetings help set their agenda and the way they vote when they return to Washington, D.C.
Kids with Diabetes: How ADA Helps - June 2018
Join the ADA and other parents from around the country to learn about the many, many ways the work of the American Diabetes Association touches and supports your child's life everyday.
- ADA addressing insulin affordability
- ADA keeping kids safe at school
- ADA as a scientific standard bearer for your child’s everyday management
- ADA promoting innovative technologies and treatments
- ADA leading the search for a cure
- ADA camps
- ADA easing the adjustment to new diagnosis
- ADA public policy work on behalf of children with diabetes
- Kids engaged in ADA advocacy - at home and in DC
Please join us for this inspiring, informative webinar. You'll hear first-hand from a pediatric psychologist, from other parents, and from individuals living with diabetes how ADA makes a difference for kids with diabetes!
Partnering for Health Equity: Diabetes Advocacy - April 2018
Learn from key staff and coalition partners about how ADA works with partners to address barriers to health equity at all levels, including: Partnering at federal level: Special Diabetes Program for Indians, partnering at state level - case studies from recent legislative efforts, Screen at 23 Campaign for Asian Americans, and an organizational update about the work of the Community Integrated Health Strategy Team – focusing on systems solutions for population health improvement.
2018 Government Affairs & Advocacy Update & Priorities - February 2018
The American Diabetes Association Government Affairs and Advocacy Priorities for 2018, and highlights of 2017 accomplishments within Federal and State government affairs, as well as in our Legal Advocacy fight to end discrimination.
This webinar is recommended for all volunteers and staff and covers the following topics: key messaging for August recess meetings with members of Congress, strategies and examples for effective in-district meetings with members of Congress, resources to support your meeting with and messaging to public officials about the Association's public policy priorities, and using personal advocacy stories to inspire political support.
Advocacy Media Engagement: Raise Voice Through Traditional and Social Media — May 2017
This webinar is recommended for all volunteers and staff and covers the following topics: why is media outreach so important? framing your message, traditional media outreach tactics, building relationships with local media outlets, social media outreach tactics, and association resources to support your messaging.
Bridging Health Equity Across Communities: Diabetes Advocacy — April 2017
Recommended viewing for all volunteers and staff and covers the following topics: health disparities related to diabetes—current data, addressing health disparities at the state level—June 2016 victories and 2017 initiatives, community health workers as bridges to health equity, and action steps for advocates working for health equity.
2017 Advocates in Action - Engaging Your Community! — January 2017
Second of a 2 part series in January, 2017, covering: activities, resources, training and supports for 2017—to engage advocates in your community toward achieving our vital advocacy goals; advocacy messaging resources, strategies, and tactics to inspire donors and volunteers; and let them know how the Association delivers on our mission through advocacy—everyday.
2017 Government Affairs and Advocacy Update — January 2017
Learn about the American Diabetes Association Government Affairs and Advocacy Priorities for 2017, and highlights of 2016 accomplishments within Federal and State government affairs, as well as in our Legal Advocacy fight to end discrimination.
Overview of 2017 Texas Legislative Session — January 2017
A webinar for Texas advocates that includes a preview of the 85th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature and covers the 2017 American Diabetes Association state legislative and regulatory priorities.
Advocates in Action at Step Out: Raising Awareness and Funding our Mission! — July 2016
Learn from national Step Out staff about strategies and resources to inspire Step Out team and donors to maximize fundraising efforts, including: using the Step Out Center to reach contacts via email, integrating advocacy messages to inspire donors, and fundraising with Facebook and social media. In addition, learn from Advocacy staff about strategies and new resources for including inspiring advocacy messaging and engagement activities at community Step Out walk events.
Move Our Mission With Meetings Back Home - August Congressional Recess Preparation — June 2016
Covers the following topics: key messaging for August recess meetings with members of Congress, strategies and examples for effective in-district meetings with members of Congress, resources to support your meeting with and messaging to public officials about the Association's public policy priorities aimed to Stop Diabetes, and using personal advocacy stories to inspire political support. Both volunteer and staff advocates are encouraged to sign up to hold an August recess meeting and get access to key resources to support them in securing an holding an effective meeting at: diabetes.org/congressathome.
"It's Just Not Right": How diabetes discrimination can get people fired up to support the American Diabetes Association! — May 2016
Covers Association's legal advocacy programs and how you can be empowered to make a difference. How to use discrimination stories, and how legal advocacy work can help raise funds and get people connected with the American Diabetes Association, including: learning about and sharing stories about discrimination that happens at school, work and in other parts of life, how to connect people facing discrimination with every aspect of the American Diabetes Association, Fundraising, events, camps, leadership—how does legal advocacy fit in?, and recently changed methods to make sure more people with legal problems get help.
Accelerating Health Equity: Diabetes Advocacy — April 2016
Covers health disparities related to diabetes: current data; overview of Diabetes Disparities Action Councils; Screen at 23 initiative for Asian Americans; Association type 2 programs; addressing health disparities at the state level—2015 victories and 2016 initiatives; addressing health disparities from a program and awareness perspective; and what to do as a volunteer or staff advocate in your local community.
Connecting with your Member of Congress: Getting Started — March 2016
This webinar is especially for volunteers and staff who have never before met with a member of Congress. It covers: the American Diabetes Association Government Affairs and Advocacy goals and priorities and how advocates can support them, building relationships with members of Congress, resources to support communications with Congress, March/April Drop off visits with members of Congress, and looking ahead to our June webinar and August recess meetings with members of Congress.
Documents to be printed for Spring 2016 Congressional District Drop Off meetings:
Recruiting, Engaging and Inspiring Advocates: Making the Most of Local Events — February 2016
Covers general strategies and resources for advocacy messaging and engagement at events, including: 2016 advocate recruitment goal and strategies; where to find and how to share stories about how we help people with diabetes fight discrimination; and resources and strategies for engaging youth in advocacy.
2016 Government Affairs and Advocacy Update — January 2016
Learn about the American Diabetes Association Government Affairs and Advocacy Priorities for 2016, highlights of 2015 accomplishments, and our roadmap for recruiting and engaging "Advocates in Action" in the coming year.