Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Urgent action, all nurses needed

Urgent action, all nurses needed

It's time to lead - there's no other choice.

Our Free Press and Legal System are the only things protecting our democracy. Nurses must join the fight.

How to help parents and kids separated at the border:

GIVE MONEY

RAICES: This Texas-based organization offers free and low-cost legal services to immigrant children and families. Donate to their family reunification bond fund.

ACLU: Fighting this inhumane executive order in court.

THE FLORENCE PROJECT: Provides free legal and social services to detained immigrants in Arizona.

CONTACT YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS
Capital Switchboard - 202-224-3121

Demand they endorse and co-sponsor S.3036 - The Keep Families Together Act.
If your senator is a Democrat, THANK THEM.
If your senator is a republican, ask them how they want to be remembered at this moment in history.

CONTACT YOUR NURSING ASSOCIATION

The American Nurses Association calls for an immediate halt to separating families at the border.
Call ANA to THANK THEM.
Shannon McClendon, 301-628-5391
Joan Hurwitz, 301-628-5020
Call HPNA 412-787-9301 . Dial ‘5’ for the executive offices, and ask Holly to convey your request they rescind their Presidential Citation awarded to the senior senator from Maine, a republican, who has so far done nothing more than issue a toothless letter.  Letters don’t change policy. Collins must endorse and co-sponsor S.3036 if she wants to keep this award.

“The American Nurses Association (ANA) adamantly opposes the Administration's policy and practices toward migrants and asylum seekers that result in the forcible separation of children from their families.  These actions put the welfare of immigrant children at risk and are causing irreparable harm, such as, negative physical and emotional symptoms from separation and detention, including anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. ... The Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (ANA, 2015) calls on all nurses to always act to preserve the human rights of vulnerable groups such as children, women and refugees. … We cannot continue with a policy that is so immoral and cruel to children and families.”

“Nursing is intelligent caring.” Anne Kibrick

These are not normal times. We don’t have the privilege of sitting back and doing nothing.

Genocide is the deliberate destruction, in whole or in part, by a government or its agents, of a racial, sexual, religious, tribal or political minority. It can involve not only mass murder, but also starvation, forced deportation, and political, economic and biological subjugation. Genocide involves three major components: ideology, technology, and bureaucracy/organization.

Jones, Adam (2006), "Chapter 1: The Origins of Genocide,’ Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction, Routledge/Taylor & Francis Publishers, pp. 15–18, ISBN 0-415-35385-8.

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