Sample letter requesting a proclamation
(YOUR LETTERHEAD HERE)
The Honorable Mayor (Name)
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: Advocating, Leading, Caring,"
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,
Don't forget the thank you letter when you get the proclamation!
If you need assistance finding your Mayor's contact information,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org.