Jackson’s caregivers are descending on our state’s capitol today to lobby our elected officials on issues affecting our patients and profession during our annual Nurse Lobby Day! Safe staffing legislation, funding for Jackson Health System and our ongoing fight to keep Jackson public are just some of the topics that members will be discussing with legislators during our two-day trip. For the first time this year, members traveled to Tallahassee with educators from the United Teachers of Dade. On Thursday, teachers and caregivers will be holding a joint press conference to oppose Gov. Rick Scott’s decision to rob Medicaid to begin replenishing cuts to public education. Instead, they are calling on lawmakers to support the Fair Economy Act package of legislation.
Stay tuned for more coverage and pictures of our annual event.
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