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Sample letter requesting a proclamation



The Honorable Mayor (Name)
Office Address
City, State, Zipe Code

Dear (Mayor's Name),

The work of America's 3.1 million registered nurses to save lives and maintain the health of millions of individuals is the focus of this year's National Nurses Week, to be celebrated May 6-12 throughout the U.S.

Using the theme, "Nurses: Leading the Way," the American Nurses Association (ANA) and its 54 constituent associations will highlight the diverse ways in which registered nurses, the largest healthcare profession, are working to improve healthcare. From acute bedside nursing to long term care, the depth and breadth of the nursing profession is meeting the expanding healthcare needs of American society.

National Nurses Week begins on May 6, marked as RN Recognition Day. The week ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a modern profession. ANA and the Florida Nurses Association (FNA), through the members, advance the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting economic and general welfare, promoting a positive and realistic view of nursing and lobbying Congress and regulatory agencies on healthcare.

We would appreciate your participation in our celebration of the profession by issuing a proclamation. A sample is enclosed for your use. This would enhance the recognition of so many hard working professional nurses in (Your Town).

Thank you for attention in this matter.

Yours in nursing,

(Your name)


Don't forget the thank you letter when you get the proclamation!
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