Could AllNurses ever become a PAC/grassroots organization ?

  1. That would lobby, persuade and bully both State and Federal governments (not to mention HMO's, Dr's, and nursing schools) to do what is right for nurses and patients? Would such a move defeat the purposes of the organization? Is it even possible to have a real grass roots organization that doesn't become top heavy with Ph'D academics more concerned about politics and personal gain than what's right for the field as a whole?
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    That would lobby, persuade and bully both State and Federal governments (not to mention HMO's, Dr's, and nursing schools) to do what is right for nurses and patients? Would such a move defeat the purposes of the organization? Is it even possible to have a real grass roots organization that doesn't become top heavy with Ph'D academics more concerned about politics and personal gain than what's right for the field as a whole?
    Hi Roland,

    There is a grassroots organization that does just this for nurses and ONLY nurses. It is United American Nurses. It is associated and supported by the ANA.

    Here is a link to their website:

    http://www.nursingworld.org/uan/

    Also this one [This is where I went to send emails to my Federal Senators and Congressman].

    http://www.nursingworld.org/uan/initiatives.htm

    Hope this Helps. If all of us who read this site go to the second link and ask the senators and reps to support the bills, we would have ratios like California. PLEASE everybody, go to the link and HELP the nursing profession!!


    Thanks!!


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