The Michigan Nurses Association are the cutting edge of activism once again. Check out their latest events (and, yes, YOU are invited):
Since Rep. Camp Won’t Hold Citizens Town Hall, Nurses Will Do It For Him on Monday
Monday’s event gives citizens opportunity they’ve been denied by supercommittee member
MIDLAND – Since Congressman Dave Camp of Midland has denied multiple requests to hold a public town hall to listen to residents’ input about the decisions he will make on the supercommittee, members of the Michigan Nurses Association will do it for him Monday evening.
While failing to hold a public town hall for his constituents since his appointment to the supercommittee – including this week, while Camp was home during the congressional break – Camp has collected hundreds of thousands of dollars for his re-election campaign from Wall Street corporations and special interests. As part of their commitment to the Main Street Contract for the American People, Michigan nurses are asking Camp to choose Michigan’s workers and families over greedy CEOs and Wall Street corporations.
WHO: Constituents of the 4th Congressional district, including members of the Michigan Nurses Association and other concerned citizens
WHAT: Town hall meeting to allow citizens to express their concerns and questions about how the supercommittee plans to resolve the nation’s deficit; residents’ stories and questions will be recorded and sent to Congressman Camp
WHEN: 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14
WHERE: Whiting Forest Visitors Center, 2303 Eastman Ave., Midland
VISUALS/SOUND: An empty chair with a placard representing Congressman Camp; nurses and others telling their stories and asking unanswered questions; a running list of issues/questions written on giant sticky notes; nurses wearing red shirts or scrubs with “Tax Wall Street” and “Heal America” signs
The Michigan Nurses Association, www.minurses.org, represents 10,000 registered nurses across the state, advocating for them and their patients. Visit fightformainstreet.org for more information on their Michigan Main Street Campaign.
They are doing the same thing for Fred Upton in Kalamazoo:
WHAT: Town hall meeting to allow citizens to express their concerns and questions about how Congressman Upton plans to use his influence on the supercommittee to resolve the nation’s deficit; residents’ stories and questions will be recorded and sent to Congressman Upton.
WHO: Constituents of the 6th Congressional District, including members of the Michigan Nurses Association and Michigan Citizen Action and other concerned citizens.
WHEN: 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14
WHERE: Kalamazoo Public Library, Oshtemo Branch, 7265 W. Main St., Kalamazoo
VISUALS/SOUND: An empty chair with a placard representing Congressman Upton; nurses and other citizens telling their stories to the empty chair and asking questions; a running list of concerns and questions written on giant sticky notes; nurses in red t-shirts and scrubs with “Tax Wall Street” and “Heal America” signs.