This month (November), ANA proudly introduces its Election 2008 Action Center
- a one-stop resource on the ANA website where nurses can learn more about the candidates
running for the White House, as well as the electoral process
that will culminate on Election Day next November. Here nurses nationwide will be able to study the candidates’ responses
to ANA’s presidential endorsement questionnaire, while also learning who constitutes the Electoral College
. More importantly, ANA’s Election 2008 Action Center will provide the information needed that will allow nurses to make a knowledgeable decision on which candidate will best represent the interests of nurse while serving in the White House.
In addition, the Election 2008 Action Center will also be home to ANA’s “virtual voting booth.” As you may know, individual member nurses play a key role in ANA’s presidential endorsement process. Members are given the opportunity to voice their preferred candidate in the race for the White House. The “virtual voting booth” provides members with the capability to cast their vote for the presidential contender who, in their eyes, most deserves ANA’s endorsement. ANA’s Presidential Endorsement Task Force will then factor in the results of the online vote as an essential piece of its endorsement criteria.
Stay tuned in the coming months for more information form ANA as to when the “virtual voting booth” will be open to voters.