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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.

Take the Pledge!

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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 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 end racism in our profession and in my life!
Roberta
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Have open discussion, educate myself/others and when I see something say something. It takes all of us.

Love over fear!
Racquell
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I will work with my colleagues, community, my children, and family to have meaningful discussions on race and ending racism on all levels. Above all, I pledge to stand up, speak out, and defend the rights of fellow citizens any time I can.
Lara Lipski
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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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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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Be active in standing with, and working for, those affected instead of just standing by.
Breanne
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I pledge to educate myself about both sides of each equation, to remove personal bias, avoid judgment, and treat everyone equally with respect and dignity. I will seek out and speak up when injustice or racism become apparent.
Asri Byll MSN, RN, CMSRN
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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 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 work daily to be tuned into my own unconscious bias I will learn more about the systemic racism that plagues our country. I will deliver the care I provide equally for all, recognizing all persons deserve and will get compassionate care.
Denise
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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 be the change I want to see by offering hope, positivity, knowledge, and advocacy.
Portia Zaire
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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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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 will treat everyone with respect and kindness.
Hermita
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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 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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Natasha
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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 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 be a role model for my community and be respectful towards ALL that I come into contact with. No form of racism will be tolerated in my presence!
Deana Razo, BSN, RN
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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