"Nurses March On Washington, DC
May 8-9, 2002
The Nurses Week event will be a rally and/or march followed by lobbying on Capitol Hill. The date of May 8 is now set for the rally and lobbying, with some details known, others still to be determined. We anticipate utilizing the clock theme and the "Quality Time, not Over-time" slogan. The second day will be a continuing education program, subject matter to be determined........
Lobbying will be focused on the federal bill to eliminate mandatory overtime, the Safe Nursing and Patient Care Act. We need to continue to apply pressure on our elected representatives to pass this legislation. Congress still thinks that throwing money at nursing education will solve the current staffing crisis though we know all it will create is another revolving door.
The outline of the two-day event is as follows: