Colorado

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Sign "VA Nurses Deserve Respect Now"

RNs at Rocky Mountain VA rally to alert public to patient safety concerns, short staffing, and intimidation of nurses exercising their union rights

Registered nurses at the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado will hold a rally Friday, Nov. 20 to alert the public about patient safety issues as a result of chronic short staffing, to denounce hospital management’s decision to implement widespread shift changes, and to employ overt intimidation tactics as an attempt to deny the nurses their collective bargaining rights.

National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United
November 19, 2020

• Veterans Affairs

Colorado

News

Coloradans Will Put Single-Payer Health Care To A Vote

On a brisk morning in Denver recently, an ambulance pulled up in front of a downtown office tower. "I think the patient is going to make it," Dr. Irene Aguilar said as a team rolled out the gurney. This wasn't a medical emergency, but rather a bit of political theater. The gurney held several big boxes of signed petitions to be delivered to Colorado's Secretary of State's office. The group ColoradoCareYES gathered enough signatures — more than 100,000 — to put a single-payer health system on the ballot next fall.

John Daley / NPR

Blog

National Nurses United Supports Colorado Single Payer Amendment

Nurses and over 200 other organizations are supporting Colorado Amendment 69, single payer healthcare for all Coloradans.

Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio
October 10, 2016