Official blog of the Sacramento Progressive Alliance, the Central Valley's largest grassroots progressive organization with more than 5,000 members
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Nurses arrested in Chicago- Call Mayor Rahm Emanuel
Nurses Arrested for Providing First Aid at Occupy Chicago
CALL MAYOR Rahm Emanuel
Chicago police also tore down the first aid station, and arrested scores of others who had peacefully assembled to support the station. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been one of the most aggressive mayors in the nation in response to the Occupy Wall Street movement with mass arrests on at least two occasions. Read the press release.
Join nurses for a picket outside the mayor’s office at City Hall 121 North LaSalle Monday, 10:00 a.m.
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Volunteer RNs are needed as we set up nurses' first aid stations throughout the nation.
NNU first aid station in Chicago just before the arrests Saturday night.
“Even in wartime, combatants respect the work of nurses and other first responders. Yet Mayor Emanuel and Chicago seem to care as little about that tradition as they do in protecting the constitutional rights of free speech and assembly,” said NNU Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro. “These RNs are exercising their community health nursing duty toward an at-risk population. These arrests are only strengthening our resolve and will not deter nurses from continuing this mission, setting up the station again, and continuing to support the protests.”
NNU also has first aid stations now established at Occupy protests in New York’s Zuccotti Park, site of the first Occupy Wall Street protests, as well as Los Angeles, Washington DC, San Francisco, and Detroit. Others will be opening up in the coming days.
Thanks for your continued support, Jean Ross, Karen Higgins, and Deborah Burger
Registered Nurses and NNU Co-Presidents National Nurses United
RN Response Network
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 1100
Silver Spring, MD 20910 www.NationalNursesUnited.org www.RNResponseNetwork.org
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