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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 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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Learning from the people who are directly affected by racism on what can be done better.
Crystal
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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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Ellen
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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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speaking up and speaking out at all times!
Marisa
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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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Cassie
I pledge to learn more about racism and to stand for those that are suffering because of others.
Sharon
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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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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 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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Natasha
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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 educate myself on the roots and causes of systemic racism. I will start with myself. I will listen. I will be kind. I will face injustice and racism holding hope and vision in my heart and actions. What a time to be alive!
Mary Jean Marsh
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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 set the example the world needs. See the good in everyone. Love everyone. No matter what.
Amy
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I pledge to treat people equally and not judge persons on their race, culture, religion, sexuality, or gender.
Cheryl
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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
I pledge to help end racism by holding myself accountable to calling it out when I witness or experience it.
Laura
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I pledge to be a role model for my community and be respectful towards everyone I come into contaxt with. I will not tolerate any form of racism in my presence.
Missy
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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
I pledge to end racism by recognizing and acknowledging that every person is a unique, never to be repeated miracle of God and to continue to work on loving my neighbor as myself.
Kaye
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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