California Gov. Brown, Filmmaker Michael Moore to Address 1,000 Nurses at San Francisco Convention
September 13, 2011
Large Rally to Heal America, Tax Wall Street Also Planned
California Gov. Jerry Brown, acclaimed filmmaker Michael Moore, Canadian nurses union leader Linda Silas, and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, will be among the featured speakers this week as 1,000 nurses gather in San Francisco Sept. 14 to Sept. 16 for the 2011 convention of National Nurses United, the nation's largest union and professional association of registered nurses.
The convention will also feature a major public rally on Thursday, Sept. 15 in downtown San Francisco across from the Federal Reserve to highlight the NNU's ongoing campaign for a tax on Wall Street financial speculation to provide revenue for Main Street reforms, including jobs at living wages, guaranteed healthcare for all, and freedom from hunger, homelessness, and retirement insecurity.
Additionally, the convention will include an international panel of nurses talking about the global economic crisis, and international solutions, including a financial speculation tax similar to what NNU proposes, that has been adopted in more than a dozen other developed nations and may soon be adopted for the full European Union.
HOTEL CONVENTION SCHEDULE
San Francisco Marriott Marquis 55 Fourth Street, San Francisco (Hotel convention events are for credentialed media only. Check in at the information center on the ballroom level, you can also call 415-559-8991)
Wednesday, Sept. 14
Gov. Jerry Brown, Yerba Buena Ballroom, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 15
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, 8:40 a.m.
Convention opening session, "The American Dream: A Revival," 9 a.m.
The Canadian experience, Linda Silas, RN, President, Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, 10:45 a.m.
Friday, Sept. 16
International Response to the Global Economic Crisis, RN panel, 9 a.m.
Celebrating a Main Street hero, special guest, filmmaker Michael Moore, 7:15 p.m.
PUBLIC RALLY Thursday, September 15, San Francisco, Main and Market Streets, 12:45 p.m.