The National Nursing Network Organization is completely volunteer and made up of grassroots supporters such as yourselves. Many organizations and campaigns hire government relation specialists who are paid to go to Congress and advocate on their behalf. These same groups often pay a stipend or honorarium to their Board of Directors. This is not the case with the National Nursing Network Organization. We believe this campaign is for those of us who live on Main Street, not K Street.
Members of the NNNO Board of Directors value the power each American has to participate and make a difference in improving the health of our country. All three of our elected nurses in Congress began with nursing careers, and all three have made a huge difference in helping to improve the lives of nurses and ordinary Americans. It is our goal to do the same.
So when advertisers approach us, and ask if they can advertise on www.nationalnurse.org
and pay us, we continue to refuse their offers regardless of what they are selling.
This campaign depends on you-and today we ask you, our supporters, to please make an on line donation
or email Teri
to learn where to send a check.
We are asking for $20. For those who contribute $20, the team will place a certificate in your honor inside a packet that will be delivered to your US Representative during our March trip to Washington DC. The same certificate will also be mailed to you. Please know that it costs $20 to make up a professional packet of supporting materials about the Office of the National Nurse proposal, so your donation is actually paying for this packet.
Last year, with the generous contributions we received, we were able to deliver dozens of packets about the Office of the National Nurse initiative to members of Congress. The certificates will be different than those sent out in 2007.
We wish to thank those of you who have already made a contribution. Since Friday's newsletter, we have received donations from supporters living in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington. Please join us and add your voice to the Campaign for the National Nurse. You have the power to make the Office of the National Nurse become a reality.
The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Tuesday, February 19, 2008