Join Nurses’ Demos to Tax Wall Street to Help Main Street

by Paul Garver

National Nurses United, the largest union and professional organization of registered nurses with members in every state, is hosting 60 events across the country as a national day of action on Sept. 1, 2011. RNs across the U.S. are calling on Wall Street to pay for the damage they caused on Main Street. Our communities need healthcare, jobs, education,and housing.

The NNU’s proposal: A Wall Street transaction tax on major trading of stocks, bonds, derivatives, futures, the speculative activity that caused the economic crash in 2008 and harmed so many families.

This tax would target major banks and investment firms and not ordinary investors.

From Maine to California, nurses, joined by others fed up with the ongoing economic crisis, will call on Congress members – both Republicans and Democrats alike – in their local district offices September 1 to support a tax on Wall Street financial speculation to pay for healing the nation. Supporting organizations include the Progressive Democrats of America PDA) and the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), among others.

This is part of the nurses’ campaign for a Main Street Contract for the American People.

To find a Sept. 1 event near you.

One Response

  1. keep fighting… 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: