Health Care Staff

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 to submit a pledge.
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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 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
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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 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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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
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 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 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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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 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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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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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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I pledge to be the change I want to see by offering hope, positivity, knowledge, and advocacy.
Portia Zaire
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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 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 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 set the example the world needs. See the good in everyone. Love everyone. No matter what.
Amy
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Learning from the people who are directly affected by racism on what can be done better.
Crystal