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National Nurses United has long had a reputation for militancy and political activism among the U.S.’s labor unions. Long after the battle over President Obama’s health care reform bill ended, the nurses have been taking to the streets, planning actions around the country calling for policies that benefit Main Street, not Wall Street.
Their latest campaign? Calling for a financial transactions tax on Wall Street to raise revenue to help get out of the economic crisis for good—funding essential programs rather than cutting them, putting money into infrastructure and creating jobs, repairing budget holes and paying for health care and support for the people most hurt by the financial meltdown.
On September 1, nurses and their allies and supporters will converge on 61 congressional offices in 21 states, calling on Republicans and Democrats alike to sign on to a pledge that would support a tax on financial transactions to raise revenues to “heal America.