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We all know that nurses have solutions to address the issues in our health care systems and we also know that nurses have a unique understanding our their communities!  In 2018, with the support of then ANA-Illinois president, Dan Fraczkowski MS, RN-BC, ANA-Illinois became committed to sharing details about the campaigns of nurses from Illinois running for national, statewide, and local offices.  This practice continued in 2020  and we had several nurses who alerted us of their campaigns and were successful in getting elected. If you know other nurses seeking office, please have them reach out and contact us.  We are happy to publicize their campaigns on NURSES4NURSES

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

  • Make a campaign contribution
  • Walk precincts
  • Attend fundraising events
  • Walk in summertime parades

Congratulations to the nurses listed below who were elected in 2020.  If you know of a nurse serving in Illinois we would like to celebrate them as well.  Please send us their information. Be sure to check out the video below of Congresswoman Lauren Underwood, RN courtesy of UIC College of Nursing.

2020 VICTORIES
Coroner in Will County

Laurie Summers RN

Coroner in McLean County
Kathleen Yoder DNP, APRN

Coroner in Lake County
Jennifer Banek APRN, CRNA

OTHER NURSES ELECTED
Coroner in Peoria County
Jamie Harwood, BSN, RN, CFN

On Feb. 16, 2021, Dean Terri E Weaver at the University of Illinois Chicago College of Nursing partnered with Dean Lorraine Frazier at Columbia University School of Nursing to present “Nurses Belong on the Hill: A Conversation with U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood.”

The virtual Q&A was moderated by Patricia Stone, Centennial Professor of Health Policy at Columbia Nursing, and Charles Yingling, associate dean for practice and partnerships at the UIC Nursing.