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Minnesota nurses in Washington to urge new policies

About 100 RNs from around Minnesota are in Washington, D.C., today for a national nurses union rally to urge lawmakers to change national priorities.
They’ll be part of the National Nurses Unite group that will gather outside the White House, picke

About 100 RNs from around Minnesota are in Washington, D.C., today for a national nurses union rally to urge lawmakers to change national priorities.

They’ll be part of the National Nurses Unite group that will gather outside the White House, picket the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and rally near Congress today and Tuesday.

The group, which represents 170,000 RNs, is proposing a plan to rebuild American communities “with jobs, health care, education and other urgent needs, funded through a fair tax policy targeted to those on Wall Street who created the economic crisis.”

The state delegation from the Minnesota Nurses Association also will meet with Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar and other elected officials and their staffs and will raise concerns about financial transparency with the state’s HMOs.