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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.
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I pledge to continue to speak up and against racism, implicit bias and microaggressions. I pledge to not only protest but take action against racisim within my organization and community.
Consuela Johnson
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I will do my best to recognize my own unconscious bias with every decision I make. I will consider DEI in all aspects of AMSN/MSNCB business and will ensure we dismantle any systemic bias within our organization. I will continue to speak out and be an ally.
Terri Hinkley
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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 pledge to continue to treat everyone that I encounter with respect and dignity and expect the same in return.
Karen
I pledge to learn more about racism and to stand for those that are suffering because of others.
Sharon
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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 not accept physical features as an identification for people and demand that people use names as a matter of respect. I pledge to educate my staff and others about the value of all people and not accept any discrimination in any form
Andrea
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I pledge to set the example the world needs. See the good in everyone. Love everyone. No matter what.
Amy
I pledge to build a better tomorrow whereby all people are treated with dignity and respect. I will strive to "get in good trouble, necessary trouble" to stamp out racist behavior whenever encountered or wherever I witness it!
Kim
Kim
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I pledge to end racism in our profession and in my life!
Roberta
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I pledge to be unbiased towards all individuals no matter what their race, religion, culture or sexuality is. I will speak up to those that have prejudice remarks and educate my children on the importance of ending racism.
Kristina
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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 pledge to educate myself about matters of racism and pursue conversations around injustice with those directly affected by it. I also pledge to continue to be aware of my unconscious biases and privilege.
Jacqueline Savalle
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I pledge to speak up when I witness racism as well as educate those around me. We should all be treated equally.
Candice
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I will treat everyone with respect and kindness.
Hermita
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I shall continue to treat everyone with respect and kindness. I will continue to educate myself about the concept of systemic racism.
Michele
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I pledge to vote and carefully consider racism when I vote. I pledge to listen to coworkers and patients about their experiences with racism and discrimination.
Cindy
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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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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
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Treat all with respect, call out racism as I see it, make the effort to be obviously inclusive, make no assumptions, be an example to others.
Yvonne
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Speaking up in my community against injustice and volunteering & donating to existing local initiatives to combat police brutality and youth incarceration.
Katie Locke
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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 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 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