We had a great response to Week 1
4 to 4 Campaign
in support of Budget
. Thank you to all who joined our advocacy effort and
sent emails to their representatives urging support of our legislation to remove
restrictive and antiquated practice requirements for APNs in
We now have just 3 weeks left to
influence whether or not Amendment #935 will remain in the final state budget
and be signed into law by the governor.
As anticipated, we faced fierce
opposition over the past week. We have been informed that the medical community
is pushing very hard for defeat of the amendment with intense lobbying
throughout the State House. Our voices
must be louder and stronger if we want
to succeed in passing this legislation.
We are still working to generate support in
the House; and since the Governor will have to approve and sign the final
budget, we need to lay the groundwork for his eventual support of the Amendment
Our Week 2 Request is that
you send 2 more emails:
first is to your state legislator with a
NEW message about our legislation.
The second is to
Governor Patrick so that he is familiar with the text of the amendment,
recognizes what it can do for the citizens of the Commonwealth, and understands
how important it is to you as a voter.
Both emails have been pre-formatted on the
MCNP website Action Center
will take less than 1 minute to send.
Let's build on the momentum from last week
and ensure that legislators hear from all Massachusetts APNs!
Please forward this email to your APN colleagues and encourage them to
advocate for Amendment #935.
to send an email your state representative.
to send an email Governor Duval Patrick.