14 May Action Alert: Ensure Global Vaccine Access, Prime Minister!

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s signature was the first among eight world leaders on an open letter in July 2020 calling for global access to vaccines. Join us in calling on the Prime Minister Trudeau to stay true to his word and ensure Covid-19 vaccines are made available to all by signing the RNAO Action Alert.

RNAO Action Alert Letter to Members

Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Dear Member,

In July 2020, Prime Minister Trudeau’s signature was the first among eight world leaders on an open letter  calling for global access to vaccines. The letter started with a quote from United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres: “None of us is safe until all of us are safe.”

Join us and dozens of MPs from across party lines! Call on Prime Minister Trudeau to stay true to his word and ensure that COVID-19 vaccines are made available to all people around the world.
 
The PM’s open letter went on to declare, “Where you live should not determine whether you live, and global solidarity is central to saving lives and protecting the economy.” 

RNAO believes this to be true. And so does U.S. President Joe Biden and his administration. Earlier this week, the U.S. declared its support for a patent waiver on COVID-19 vaccines, arguing that the global health crisis called for extraordinary measures. A patent waiver would boost the affordability, production and distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations around the world. 

Join us in calling on Prime Minister Trudeau to walk the talk and ensure that Canada is leading the way to global vaccine access. Urge the prime minister to declare Canada’s support for a patent waiver on COVID-19 vaccines.

Doris Grinspun, RN, MSN, PhD,

LLD(hon), Dr(hc), FAAN, FCAN, O.ONT
Chief Executive Officer
Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO)