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Nurses Volunteer for Haiti Relief Efforts; RNs Issue Urgent Call for Public Help

More than 700 registered nurses from across the U.S. have responded in just a few hours to the call by the nation's largest organization of registered nurses for volunteers to provide assistance to residents of earthquake-devastated Haiti —and the RNs are now issuing an urgent appeal for the public to support these efforts with donations of funds to support travel costs and medical supplies on their upcoming emergency nursing mission.

Press Release
November 22, 2010
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RN Union Issues Urgent Call for Nurse Volunteers To Assist Earthquake Ravaged Haiti

Nurse Volunteer Group to Coordinate Emergency Nursing Mission The nation’s largest organization of registered nurses tonight activated its nationwide disaster relief program to recruit nurse volunteers to provide assistance to residents of earthquake devastated Haiti, the National Nurses United announced Tuesday night.

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November 22, 2010
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California's Leading Reform Organizations to Chair California Fair Elections Campaign

SACRAMENTO, CA -- The California Fair Elections campaign today announced that the League of Women Voters of California, the California Clean Money Action Fund, California Common Cause, and the California Nurses Association will co-chair the campaign to pass the California Fair Elections Act on the June 8, 2010 ballot. Authored by Loni Hancock and signed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, the ballot measure would establish a voluntary pilot public financing program for the 2014 and 2018 Secretary of State races.

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November 22, 2010
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Ohio Nurses Union Debunks New State Health Department Hospital Website

Limited Information Limits Effectiveness of Hospital Comparisons The Ohio affiliate of National Nurses United, the "super-union" for registered nurses, today welcomes Ohio Hospital Compare, the new website of the Ohio Department of Health, aimed at helping consumers choose a hospital by comparing quality measures—but the union cautions patients that the quality of the information is limited, thereby limiting the site’s impact.

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November 19, 2010

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Kaiser, Sutter Santa Rosa RNs Help Evacuate Wildfire Patients, While Also Facing Personal Losses

As a series of wildfires raged in Napa and Sonoma counties Monday, registered nurses at Kaiser Santa Rosa and Sutter Santa Rosa found themselves in the position of both first responder, helping to evacuate patients, and disaster victim, with 15 RNs have also lost their homes—as RNs at surrounding hospitals, and volunteer nurses from as far away as San Jose, stepped up to help provide care.

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