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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 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 will treat everyone with respect and kindness.
Hermita
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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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Treat all equally. Be present and listen. Take into consideration where each person is coming from.
Paula
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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
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
I am listening to voices like Zerlina Maxwell, and reading Ta-Nehisi Coates so I can grasp other perspectives. I am speaking out on Social Media when racist memes are posted. I strive to be anti-racist with patients, colleagues, and in the virtual world.
Alice
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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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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 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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Learning from the people who are directly affected by racism on what can be done better.
Crystal
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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 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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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 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 set the example the world needs. See the good in everyone. Love everyone. No matter what.
Amy
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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
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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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 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 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 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 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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Listen and hold space for everyone, especially for those that look different than me.
Dominic
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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 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 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 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
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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speaking up and speaking out at all times!
Marisa
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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 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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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 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 treating everyone the way I want to be treated.
Isha
I pledge to learn more about racism and to stand for those that are suffering because of others.
Sharon
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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 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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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 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 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 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