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Submitted by Administrator on September 25, 2017
RN in El Paso

Answering the Call — Registered Nurses Provide Critical Care to Migrant Families

Nurses know that symptoms are indications of a deeper problem. A mother crying over bus tickets is a symptom. “It was just the last straw for her,” said Maria Rojas, RN and a Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN) volunteer who recently spent three days at Casa Alitas, a Catholic Community Services shelter in Tucson, Ariz., providing medical care to migrant families and asylum seekers recently released from federal detention. Rojas found the woman sobbing outside the shelter office.

RN Response Network
April 2, 2019

• RNRN

Medicare for All supporters are mobilized and fired up

Nurses and Medicare for All supporters are mobilized and fired up!

To coin the phrase “it takes a village” is no understatement. Nurses and Medicare for All supporters are mobilized and fired up. National Nurses United Community Organizer Carolyn Bowden joins us to talk about the unique strategies being employed by NNU and supporting organizations. Don't miss this chance to be a part of the Medicare for All national campaign, it's easy and fun! Visit medicare4all.org.

Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio
March 21, 2019
Florida nurses holding sign

Florida Nurses Fight to Ban Fracking, Protect the Planet

Several National Nurses Organizing Committee RNs representing Florida's Gulf Coast traveled to the state capital in Tallahassee March 13 to call on their lawmakers to ban fracking. There are currently five bills in Florida’s House and Senate that call for a ban on fracking, but several of the bills have loopholes that will allow big oil to start fracking in the Sunshine State.

National Nurses United
March 11, 2019
Volunteers with NNU’s disaster relief project, the RN Response Network, assess California wildfire damage.

On International Women’s Day, Let’s Honor the ‘Caring Professions’ for What They Are: Warriors

When the deadliest wildfire in California history wiped an entire city off the map last November, volunteer registered nurses cancelled their Thanksgiving plans, strapped on respirators

National Nurses United
March 8, 2019
Medicare For All

Thousands of people attended #MedicareForAll barnstorm events across the country!

Nurses across the country are off to a great start with a grassroots movement to demand Medicare for All.

Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio
February 20, 2019