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Pictured left to right: Teri Mills MS, RN, CNE (National Nursing Network Organization President); Elizabeth McPhee RN (National Nursing Network Organization Board Member) Sandy Summers RN, MSN, MPH (Founder and Executive Director The Truth About Nursing)
Supporters from coast to coast returned to Capitol Hill late August to advocate that members of Congress support HR 3679, The National Nurse Act of 2011. The team made over 40 visits to legislator's offices during their three-day stay in DC!
We are thrilled to report that the National Nurse Act will be reintroduced in 2013! Many staffers reported that the Representatives and Senators they work with believe that prevention is key to curbing the rise in cost related to chronic preventable conditions. They understand how a visible nurse leader promoting health and engaging nurses and health professionals to do the same in their local community could make a positive difference.
We are also pleased to report that while the team was in Washington meeting with staffers, supporters who could not make the trip to DC also took the time to schedule face-to-face meetings with their own Representatives. One of these meetings has already proven to be very successful thanks to the efforts of Catherine Farnham, a public health nurse from San Benito County (CA), who used her lunch hour to meet with Congressman Sam Farr (CA-17). We are proud to announce that Congressman Farr became the 43rd co-sponsor of HR 3679 last month!
Other visits with members of Congress are in the works. Why not plan to meet with your Representative? The NNNO Board is available to assist your with talking points and packet materials. Please don't hesitate to contact us for assistance.
Please know that this trip to Washington DC would not be possible without your support. We sincerely thank each and every one of you who have provided us with financial assistance. If you would like to make a contribution today or in the near future, please visit this PayPal Link. You may also email the NNNO Board for information on where to send a check.
It is important to acknowledge that while the NNNO is a non-profit organization, it cannot be tax exempt because we do lobby, and therefore, your contributions are not tax deductible.