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Donna Smith with a 2011 Nurse Activism Year in Review | National Nurses United Sponsored Segment | January 7-8, 2012 | Show 431

She has been hailed as the “Meryl Streep of nurse activism”, our great friend and D.C. correspondent Donna Smith adds color commentary and perspective to our 2011 year in review. So much happened this past year: nurses joined the protests in Madison, Wisconsin; went on to the nation’s capitol to march outside the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; hit Wall Street to demand a transaction tax—before Occupy even pitched a tent; announced the Main Street Contract; fought for RN-patient ratios; joined world leaders at the G-20 summit in Cannes; and 20,000 RNs staged a one-day walk-out against Sutter Health Corp. in Northern California…whew! And all the while spending 40+ hours a week caring for their patients.

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