NURSES DC LOBBY DAY JUNE 26 - 9am

  1. From Karen in another post:

    <Checked at work,RN who's off on 6/26 is willing to switch days so I can attend rally in Washington, just need supervisor's approval, so will let you guy's know.>

    well?????? did you let us know or did I miss just it? : )

    so what are we all gonna do? Wear giant name tags??? how about a yellow ribbon to identify ourselves as allnurses.com posters? gotta do something to be able to recognize each other in that crowd.

    (hey Karen - I got to Philly one weekend too late - but I thought of you & went to visit the Nurses Museum in that Hospital)

    "Staffing Crisis Lobby Day, June 26, 2001
    Plan to join nurses across the country as they take their message to Capitol Hill for the Staffing Crisis Lobby Day on June 26, 2001, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. in Washington, DC. This will be an opportunity to unite with nurses, their families, colleagues, and friends to deliver a critical message that patients and nurses are at risk in today’s hospitals and that nurses are using the power to make hospitals safe . Lobby day will include a "a how to lobby" session, visits to Congressmen and women, a debriefing, and a media event. Download the PDFs of the registration form and hotel reservation form and join fellow nurses on June 26." http://www.UANnurse.org

    "When you have one strong voice, the nurse at the bedside can feel nothing but strong because that one voice will make sure that the nation and the world hears the nurse's perspective." — Linda Warino, RN
    Ohio Nurses Association/UAN >>>>>>>>>>
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  3. by   -jt
    <so what are we all gonna do? Wear giant name tags??? how about a yellow ribbon to identify ourselves as allnurses.com posters? gotta do something to be able to recognize each other in that crowd.>

    any ideas?
  4. by   -jt
    New York Nurses will be wearing red & white & the NYSNA insignia.

    The hotels are filling up - one has already run out of rooms - so if you havent made your reservations yet, call soon.
  5. by   NRSKarenRN
    jt:

    I'm able to come, staying with my brother overnight outside Washington. He just moved to VA, haven't seen new home, doing two things at a time as usual. Lets try and set a central meeting place/time over next few days. Email:NRSKarenRN@aol.com.

    Meeting this month with PA state Senator Clarence Bell's staff paid off as he signed on as co-sponsor of mandatory overtime legislation. Bringing articles and info on shortage to give to Senator Spector, Senator Santorum and Rep. Curt Weldon.
  6. by   Barbara Rose
    OK, haven't gotten a hotel room, anyone willing to share a room? I actually may not be able to arrive until early am on the 26th but am planning to attend. And, by the way, you all will recognize me by my rhinestone nurse pin along with my LVN, RN and other "tags" on the same plastic. Of course, if you all ever decide on a ribbon, count me in. Someone will have to email me however cause I may not get back tothe bb before the march. If someone has a room and would be willing to share, email me privately, ok? Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. by   -jt
    Meeting this month with PA state Senator Clarence Bell's staff paid off as he signed on as co-sponsor of mandatory overtime legislation.

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!
    (Ohhhh peggy...... your challenge is being called!)

    Karen, As far as a meeting place, I have no idea.
    I havent gotten my registration packet with the details yet but Im sure we can figure out from there where we'll be. I'll mail you my hotel info when I get it.

    Barbara Rose, we can work something about the room.

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