Published January 19, 2022
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is pleased to announce the third biennial Nursing Voices, Nursing Votes, a nonpartisan initiative to encourage, educate, and engage nursing deans, faculty, and students as they amplify their voices during the 2022 midterm elections. Having received nearly 1,000 commitments to register to vote since the 2018, AACN looks forward to gaining even more support this year.
“Amplifying the academic nursing voice, at all levels of government, is essential. That is why I am so excited to see Nursing Voices, Nursing Votes return again this election season,” said Dr. Susan Bakewell-Sachs, Chair of the AACN Board of Directors. “This nonpartisan initiative gives AACN members the resources needed to ensure they are ready to cast their ballot in the upcoming midterm elections.”
Nursing Voices, Nursing Votes informs AACN deans, faculty, and students on upcoming primary dates, registration deadlines, absentee ballot information, and a countdown to the midterm elections on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Additionally, state-by-state voting resources will be provided on the AACN website, and participation will be tracked both by state and school with the three highest performing schools receiving recognition. You can also follow this initiative on Twitter @AACNursing and @AACNPolicy #NursingVoicesNursingVotes.
“Voting is the bedrock of our democracy,” said Dr. Deborah Trautman, AACN President and Chief Executive Officer. “Nursing Voices, Nursing Votes provides AACN’s members the framework and tools available to be active participants within our electoral process.”
AACN encourages deans and faculty to designate time during orientations or policy classes for students to register to vote and join the Nursing Voices, Nursing Votes conversation as we countdown to November 8. By working with deans, faculty, and students, Nursing Voices, Nursing Votes helps ensure that they have access to the resources necessary to participate in local, state, and federal elections. Your voice and vote matters!