Over the holiday break, Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) sent us great news of their endorsement for the Office of the National Nurse initiative. PSR is a non-profit advocacy organization that is the medical and public health voice for policies to stop nuclear war and proliferation and to slow, stop and reverse global warming and toxic degradation of the environment. PSR is made up of 32,400 medical and health professionals and concerned citizen members, 31 PSR chapters, over 60 Student PSR chapters at medical and public health schools, and over 25,000 e-activists, along with national and chapter board members and staff. PSR is committed to a safe and healthy world.
Here is the letter sent to Representative Lois Capps (CA-23) on January 10, 2008
We appreciate your efforts to draft legislation creating the Office of the National Nurse. As an organization committed to public health, we believe this effort is very worthwhile and should generate more awareness about health issues with the American public.
Though HR 4903 was not passed in the 109th Congress we hope you will continue with efforts to introduce and pass the measure during the 110th Congress. As you know well, it often takes several years to build the momentum for a legislative initiative, and we believe that support is growing.
As you pursue passage of the new bill, please feel free to call on Physicians for Social Responsibility and our 32,000 members for support.
Michael McCally, MD
Kristen Welker-Hood PhD, RN
Environment and Health Director
The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Friday, January 18, 2008