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Our Pledge To End Racism

In June 2020 AMSN released a statement stating our commitment to end racism, in which there were four actions AMSN committed to undertake related to acknowledgement, engagement, advancing policy and educating nurses. We pledge to do our part to end racism. We recognize that racism harms people, health care and health. As we move forward, we invite you to join us in our pledge to end racism. We invite to share your pledge with us, to engage with us in committing to do all we can do to stop racism. View the AMSN Discrimination and Violence Statement.

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In June 2020 AMSN released a statement, in which there were four actions AMSN committed to undertake related to acknowledgement, engagement, advancing policy and educating nurses. We pledge to do our part to end racism. We recognize that racism harms people, health care and health. As we move forward, we invite you to join us in our pledge to end racism. We invite you to share your pledge with us, to engage with us in committing to do all we can do to stop racism. View

the AMSN Discrimination and Violence Statement.

Take the Pledge!

Please to submit a pledge.
I pledge to learn more about racism and to stand for those that are suffering because of others.
Sharon
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I will strive to end racism by learning more about the impact of systemic racism, reflecting on my own implicit bias, advocating for full inclusion in all decision making, listening to experiences and perspectives of others, and speaking out when injustice and racism are present.
Cindy Rothenberger
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I pledge to treat everyone with respect and dignity. I pledge to remain educated on racism and pursue conversations around injustice and stand up for everyone to be treated equally.
Jody
I am listening to voices like Zerlina Maxwell, and reading Ta-Nehisi Coates so I can grasp other perspectives. I am speaking out on Social Media when racist memes are posted. I strive to be anti-racist with patients, colleagues, and in the virtual world.
Alice
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I will treat everyone with respect and kindness.
Hermita
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Always remember Dr. King's words to judge by the content of character not color of skin.

Treat everyone with love and respect, to speak up against injustices.
Theresa
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I pledge to continually educate myself and others on what it means to be racist and the numerous ways we can recognize and take a stand against racist words and actions. I pledge to be an advocate for those who are unable to advocate for themselves.
Angela
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My whiteness does not serve me or anyone around me. It only seeks to divide us all based on arbitrary specifications invented by those who hold power. If I am not actively fighting against these systems of oppression, I am passively contributing to them. I fight with radical acceptance.
Therin
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I am pledging to end racism in any way possible. I pledge to stand up for equal rights, to recognize and speak out against racism, and to educate myself and others.
Jen
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I recognize that we are all connected through our humanity and I will great and care for each person as my brother and sister.
Patricia
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I will not condone racism or discrimination of any kind, and will speak up against inequity. I promise to treat everyone with respect and dignity. Racism and hate have no place in healthcare. This is my Pledge.
Lori Porter
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Natasha
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I pledge to be alert for hateful words and actions and to speak out against them. We must speak out against racism and hatred to exemplify all the best that we know our country can be. There is no place within the healthcare community for racism and hate.
Kelly Skinner, NOVA President
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Listen and hold space for everyone, especially for those that look different than me.
Dominic
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I pledge to love and respect everyone equally as created in the perfect image of God. I stand with you!
Sarah
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I will support my family and friends who experience racism in order to help them effect change. I will strive to treat every person with equal love and compassion.
Mary Steffens
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I pledge to put myself in my someone else’s shoes to help me gain understanding of how a situation affects them and help me serve people better.
Danielle
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I pledge to end racism in our profession and in my life!
Roberta
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I pledge to speak up when I hear bias towards other races and to be more aware of my own implicit biases. I will support candidates for public office who want to end racism, income disparity and healthcare disparity.
John
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I am pledging to end racism by educating those who have a difference in opinion of individuals of a different race than they are. Spreading love and educating others will be something that I will be dedicated to ending racism.We can all do our part if we work together.
Lecreisha
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I pledge to work to become better informed about racism by reading and discussions and to share this knowledge. I will work to uncover and address my unconscious biases. I will not shy away from difficult or uncomfortable topics of discussions related to racism and privilege. I will speak up.
Robin Hertel
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I will approach each interpersonal interaction as an opportunity to appreciate and understand another's perception of the experience we are sharing. Remember to always be kind.
Veronica
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I pledge to never tolerate racism of any kind, to speak out to those who are racist, and raise my children to never see race as a way of treating someone differently.
Patty Crosby
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Be active in standing with, and working for, those affected instead of just standing by.
Breanne