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Websites for references

American Nurses Association (ANA) Policy and Advocacy. Here you can find state legislative issues the ANA is promoting across the country. http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/Policy-Advocacy

Florida Nurses Association-Nursing, Advocacy, Engagement http://cqrcengage.com/fln/home?0

Florida Center for Nursing (FCN) and the Action Coalition (FL-AC) https://www.flcenterfornursing.org/FL-ActionCoalition.aspx

Follow the steps outlined below to write a letter that will be emailed to your Congressperson or Senator to express your view on an issue in nursing that is negatively impacting or will negatively impact health care. The letter/email should reflect professionalism and be proof-read. It is recommended that you write your letter on a Word document which you will then copy and paste into the email.

Address the following in about 4 paragraphs to include:

1. Introduce yourself; state the issue that you will address in the letter that is causing the problem. Include bill information if applicable.

2. Your opinion on this issue. Why is your issue important for you as a registered nurse? Research the issue to support your argument. Include current socioeconomic, political, or ethical issues surrounding the problem as well as the implications of the problem for patients, nursing or nursing practice.

3. Restate your purpose for writing the letter. Ask the Congressperson/Senator to help to take action to address the issue.

4. Ensure that you thank the Congressperson/Senator (MY STATE SENATOR IS MARCO RUBIO