Maine Association of School Nurses

Virtual Hill Day #1(Twitter)

Posted 4 months ago

Hi all, Please use your voice again this week by participating in NASN's virtual Hill day by contacting our members of congress in support of the Nurse Act. Today is Tweet day but if you are not in the "Twitterverse" there are opportunities this week to e-mail and call. More info below.

On May 8th, coinciding with School Nurse Day, the NURSE Act (S 1362/HR 2606) was introduced in the Senate and House concurrently. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) and Representative Dina Titus (D-NV) are the lead sponsors of this important legislation for school nurses. The NURSE Act would give grants from the Department of Education to increase the number of registered school nurses in Title I schools where there does not already exist a school nurse.

NASN's Virtual Hill Day will create momentum and show support for this important legislation to help children be safe, healthy and ready to learn. Your participation in NASN's second Virtual Hill Day will show the ground swell of support the NURSE Act has across the country. Please tweet, email and call your Member of Congress and Senators using the samples messages below (or feel free to use your own) May 21 - 23!

Please go here to find out more information here or use this link to see sample tweets or use your own!

Thank you and have a great day!