• ThumbnailRegistered nurses from coast to coast are stepping up the challenge to the controversial Keystone XL pipeline with a demand that Secretary of State John Kerry provide proof that Keystone will not harm the health and safety of Americans prior to any final decision on the project.

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    More than 200 Kaiser Permanente RNs rallied outside the Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center Thursday afternoon to sound a public alarm about patient care reductions the HMO giant is proposing for its new Oakland facility which is expected to open this summer. Waving signs reading, “ Kaiser executives: Our patients should thrive not be deprived ,” the [...]

  • ThumbnailHere’s a commentary by National Nurses United Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro Why nurses are opposed to tarsands. With the clock ticking down on a final decision by the Obama administration on Keystone XL, it’s time to update why the nation’s largest nurses organization is opposed to a project that looks more like a pathway to pollution [...]

  • Thumbnail  We are traveling on a narrow road from one barangay, or Philippine village, to the next. Along our way, we see palm trees bent in the middle, bowing their tattered heads toward our caravan, evidence of the storm. The smell of burning debris is everywhere as people burn the remnants of their lives, intact before [...]

  • ThumbnailIn the aftermath of the devastation from Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, the Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN), a project of National Nurses United (NNU), has put out a call for volunteers and donations through its vast network of direct-care nurses both nationally and internationally. In the first 24 hours more than 500 RNs have stepped up to [...]

  • nationalnursesmovement wrote a new diary post: We Are Going to Be Everywhere!

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    ThumbnailThe U.S. Treasury was today renamed “A Citigroup Subsidiary, Jack Lew, Inc. CEO,” as Robin Hood and a merry band of 2,000 hoisted a banner with the Treasury building as backdrop on the corner of 15th St. NW in Washington, D.C. “Who does Secretary Lew work for?” asked Jennifer Flynn of Health GAP, one of the [...]

  • ThumbnailThis is a huge day,” Rep. Keith Ellison announced Wednesday at a press conference within view of the Capitol, referring to legislation he reintroduced for a Wall Street Tax with huge purpose. Take, for example, this passage from the bill’s “Findings.” “The global crisis cost Americans $19 trillion in lost wealth…. American citizens provided the money [...]

  • Thumbnail Main Street, USA – Nurses call their neighbors and their elected officials to come to Main Street on September 1, even as many of the elected officials continue chiding one another about returning to DC. Main Street is where the damage has been done and is being felt most deeply; DC is where deals are [...]

  • nationalnursesmovement wrote a new diary post: Nurses Take On Wall Street

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    ThumbnailMore than a thousand RNs and other activists marched on Wall Street Wednesday, chanting “Wall Street got bailed out! We got sold out!” They stood on the steps of Federal Hall across from the New York Stock Exchange and held signs – “Take it Back! Tax Wall Street” and “Heal America! Tax Wall Street” – so [...]

  • Mister Cellophane ‘Cause you can look right through me Walk right by me And never know I’m there… — Chicago (the musical) In every city and town across America today there is a “Mr. Cellophane”, as the musical Chicago put it, and other men, women, and children who seem to have become invisible to those who set policy in [...]

  • ThumbnailToday, it is official. Two amazing and courageous elected officials stood with nurses and patients to introduce legislation that moves beyond the current health reform effort and forward to a healthy system for all. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, and Rep. Jim McDermott, D-WA, have been allies in the cause for decades. There are not young fellows [...]

  • nationalnursesmovement wrote a new diary post: “Wheel of Misfortune”

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    ThumbnailVanna White can’t help these “Public Servants” – they’re the 10 worst Governors in the U.S., and they’re unraveling America. Who called Social Security a “ponzi scheme?” Which state leader wants to take almost $1 billion from state schools? Which Governor claimed Mexican immigrants were beheading Americans in the Arizona desert? Find out. Play the game. [...]

  • Is this the protest that wakes up America and starts the push-back to big business and their anti-human agenda?  National Nurses United sure hopes so, and we’re doing our part to move that along.  Please join our efforts by following @ProtestInTheUsa, our new national newsline of reports, notices, and videos about specific protests in the [...]