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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.

Take the Pledge!

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.

Take the Pledge!

Please before submitting your pledge.
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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 will support my friends, colleagues, and community that are impacted by racism. I pledge to become better informed and not shy away from the topic or difficult situations regarding racism.
Jessica Tully
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Treat all equally. Be present and listen. Take into consideration where each person is coming from.
Paula
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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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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 pledge to utilize all of the available tools to recognize the various forms of racism, share this knowledge, and become a positive influence to family, friends, colleagues and members of the community in regard to ending racism and other forms of discrimination.
Cathryn Kelly
I pledge to speak up when I see injustice, and I will continue to learn about systemic racism and its effects on those in my community, country, and world. I will also examine my own implicit bias and advocate to include all cultures and voices in decision-making.
Summer Bryant
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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 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 never see or judge anyone by color, culture, different beliefs nor hate, but plan to approach all in a position of listening, compassion and love.......no judgment.
Andrea
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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 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 will treat everyone with respect and kindness.
Hermita
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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 pledge to not focus on the short-term gains for equality, but listen to the wisdom of this moment. I will take the knowledge of current injustice to seek change for future generations. A steward of my actions, I will seek opportunities to learn and stand with those facing racism.
Kate
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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 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 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 pledge to never see or judge anyone by color, culture, different beliefs nor hate, but plan to approach all in a position of listening, compassion and love.......no judgment.
Andrea
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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 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