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Friday, September 22, 2006

It's Unanimous!


RESOLUTION NO. 2006-020

A RESOLUTION OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF OREGON to endorse the National Nurse Act of 2006, HR 4903

WHEREAS, the Democratic Party of Oregon values the creation of an affordable, accessible, and comprehensive health care system that is available to every Oregonian and includes preventive healthcare; and

WHEREAS, nurses are crucial to the promotion of preventive care and the caring of the whole person; and

WHEREAS, nurses are highly valued and trusted by the public, and are often in a position to deliver educational messages to the public about ways to improve their health and prevent disease; and

WHEREAS, the National Nurse would act to raise awareness of health issues and promote good health through education and community outreach; and

WHEREAS, volunteer National Nurse Teams would be established to deliver nursing assistance and education in communities across Oregon; and

Whereas, the Democratic Party of Oregon represents several thousand nurses; and

Whereas, this effort to create the Office of the National Nurse was initiated by two Portland Community College nursing faculty who reside in Oregon; and

Whereas, this effort is generating widespread support across Oregon and the nation with unanimous support from the Oregon Congressional Delegation who have all signed on to HR 4903 as cosponsors;

NOW, THEREFORE, THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF OREGON RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. The Democratic Party of Oregon endorses HR 4903, the National Nurse Act of 2006 to establish an Office of the National Nurse; and

Section 2. that the Democratic Party of Oregon will help to spread awareness of the effort to create an Office of the National Nurse among its members and partners through newsletters and its website; and

Section 3. that The Democratic Party of Oregon will forward a resolution in support of the HR 4903 to the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

ADOPTED by the Democratic Party of Oregon on the 9th of Sept, 2006

Resolution submitted by Moses Ross, Multnomah County

Platform and Resolutions Committee Recommendation: Adoption by the State Central Committee

The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Friday, September 22, 2006  

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