THE BAJA POST
A grassroots group of nurses is uniting and lifting their voices peacefully to advocate for much needed change in the nursing industry, culminating with a national nurses’ march at the nation’s capital on May 12, 2022, according to a press release from.
“Why I March”
“I’m marching for the integrity of healthcare,” said Justin Riney, RN of Michigan.
“I’m marching so all nurses can be fairly compensated on a national level,” stated Ashley Hughes, RN, of North Carolina.
“I am marching because the profession that I fell in love with 24 years ago is in crisis,” said Najja Williams, RN, of Texas. “It saddens me to see the large exodus of nurses due to unsafe work conditions and low pay,” she concluded.
Since its inception in January 2022, the National Nurses March (NNM) organization has accrued more than 200,000 members on its Facebook group and has reserved a place at The Ellipse, in President’s Park, south of the White House, for the national march on May 12 in Washington, DC. To advance its mission, the NNM organization continues to grow, gain followers, and gather additional funding and support to achieve its four key objectives.
• Fair realistic wages; including no caps
• Safe staffing (nurse to patient) ratios
• No violence against healthcare workers
• Change the culture of the biases and discrimination in the nursing profession