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Sunday, January 08, 2012

Constituent Power-Five Plus Five Plus One


Many nurses and other supporters have contacted the NNNO Board of Directors to learn how they too may gain the support of their elected Representative to support HR 3679, The National Nurse Act of 2011.

You may begin this process by visiting the Take Action link on the National Nurse website to obtain contact information for your elected officials. A phone script (as well as a template for writing a letter) is also available. The more calls and letters the US Representatives receive from their own constituents, the more likely they are to join this growing list of supporters.

Need a class project? Are you an undergraduate or graduate nursing student looking for a project or a topic for your health policy class? We know from first hand experience that ONE nurse can really help make the difference in helping to gain an additional co-sponsor for this legislation and that could be you!

It is as easy as organizing FIVE constituents (a constituent is a voter who resides in the district of the elected official) to make calls in support of HR 3679 to your US Representative’s DC or district office. It is also important to have FIVE additional voters send in written or emailed letters in support. Finally, we ask that you consider topping off your help by sending in a letter to the editor of your local paper.

It is easy to take action! Email the NNNO Board if you would like a packet of information delivered via email that you can print and deliver directly to your US Representative’s District Office. We now have Talking Points available as well as a template that you can easily edit to submit your own letter to the editor. This is a great way to practice nursing activism while getting to know your own member of Congress.

The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Sunday, January 08, 2012  

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