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Supporters of the National Nurse Act often ask what they can do to support this bill. Some are entering the political arena as a first-time nurse activist. One of the most effective and easiest ways one can advocate for any piece of legislation is by personally visiting your U.S. Representative’s and Senators’ district offices that often are located very close to where you live. Constituents who have visited their elected officials in the past have been very successful in gaining their support to co-sponsor H.R. 1651/ S. 1106.
Case managers and nurses residing in California, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon, and Texas have contacted the NNNO for tips and a packet of information that can be printed and presented to staffers. Thanks to Joan Westgor and Danny Gusme, both leaders in the Case Management of Society of America Alamo Chapter who recently visited the Congressional district offices of Representatives Lloyd Doggett (TX-35) and Joachin Castro (TX-20).