Patient and Professional Advocacy through Political Action
Statewide Race Results Divided
The AzNA Board of Directors voted to oppose Prop 205 and participated in successful efforts to defeat the marijuana initiative. ANA endorsed Tom O’Halleran for Congress in CD #1 and he won. ANA endorsed Matt Heinz for CD #2 and he lost. ANA endorsed Hillary Clinton for President and she lost.
ANA is ready to Work with new administration to improve health for all
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is steadfast in its commitment to improve the health of people across the country. We look forward to sharing the valuable expertise of nurses with the new Administration and Congress.
“As President-elect Trump looks to improve America’s health care system we are ready to work with his administration to advance health care that is accessible, affordable, equitable, integrated and innovative,” said Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, president of ANA.
“This new Administration also has an opportunity to unite the country around a shared vision that puts protecting and promoting quality health care for all Americans above partisan politics,” said Cipriano. “ANA stands ready to offer support and assistance to make this opportunity a reality.”
In addition to the presidential race, many advocates of health care and nursing priorities were elected to the U.S. Congress on Tuesday. In total, 83 percent of the 52 candidates endorsed by ANA’s Political Action Committee (PAC) won their election and will serve in the 115th Congress.
Nurses are the largest single group of health care professionals, and the nursing profession has been voted as the most trusted profession for 14 years straight. ANA will continue to leverage this trust to advocate for access to quality, affordable health care, optimal nurse staffing and other policies that remove barriers to health care for the broader community.
11/28/16 The AzNA Political Action Committee endorsed 61 candidates in the Arizona General Election. See below for a list of the 54 winners. Congratulations to all of them. AzNA looks forward to working with new and returning legislators on behalf of nursing. The losing endorsees were: Senate: Nikki Bagley and Barbara McGuire. House: Bob Robson, Mary Hamway, Stephanie Mach; Chris Ackerly, and Carmen Casillas. AzNA has lost some good friends.
Use the link above to register to Vote; find your voting district and current legislators, view Arizona candidate debates, study various public sites that expand information about candidates, and much more.
AzNA membership dues are not used for AzNAPAC activities.
The purpose of the AzNA-PAC is to endorse candidates for the Arizona Legislature based upon the principles of the AzNA Public Policy Agenda. AzNA-PAC encourages nurses to become active and effective in shaping public policy through the electoral process. AzNA-PAC raises funds to educate nurses about political action. The Board of Trustees evaluates, endorses, and contributes to candidates for the State Legislature in Arizona who have clearly demonstrated responsible awareness of nurses' needs.