Message from Friends of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps WWII
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Posted by: Lisa Presutti
Message sent on behalf of Dr. Barbara Poremba, EdD, MPH, MS, RNCS, ANP, CNE and the Friends of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps WWII:
Our bill for HONORARY Veteran Status PASSED in the House of Reps as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)!
Letter from Nursing Community Coalition: https://docs.wixstatic.com/…/148923_0a504421c6ee4ee983867c6…
Thanks to VFW, ANA and the 61 other members of the Nursing Community Coalition.
Now on to the reconciliation process with the Senate (they did not pass our amendment in the NDAA).
There are 22 Cosponsors in the Senate out of 100. If your U.S. Senators are not on the list of copsonsors below, then please call the senate switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask YOUR senators to cosponsor TODAY!
Specifically, as your senators to “include S. 997 The United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020.” These women of the Greatest Generation only request to be recognized as honorary Veterans of WWII with an American flag and a gravesite plaque forever marking their proud service to our country during wartime in the United States Cadet Nurse Corps. Inclusion of S. 997 as a budget amendment to the NDAA would not grant the Cadet Nurse Corp access to VA benefits or other privileges such as burial in Arlington National Cemetery, but simply a flag and a gravesite plaque marking their service.
Thank you to our Current Cosponsors
Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]*
Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME]*
Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT]*
Sen. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT]*
Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]*
Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ]*
Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH]*
Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]*
Sen. Jones, Doug [D-AL]*
Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT]*
Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]*
Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ]*
Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH]*
Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD]
Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI]
Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]
Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD]
Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]
Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE]
Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI]
Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI]
Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR]
Please let us know the status of your Senator by email FriendsofUSCNC@gmail.com or visiting our website at https://www.nursingandpublichealth.org/cadet-nurses.html
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Friends of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps WWII
Mission: “Honorary Veteran Status Now”
Action: Pass NEW BILLS in U.S. House of Representative and in the U.S. Senate:
S.997/H.R.2056 The United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act
Contact: Director, Dr. Barbara Poremba, EdD, MPH, MS, RNCS, ANP, CNE
Facebook: Friends of the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps WWII