Nurses take DC!

On April 26th, HPAE will join thousands of nurses from around the country to descend on DC and demand safe staffing ratios at hospitals nationwide.

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California has led the way for our profession for several years. Now, this November, Massachusetts will have a public vote on whether hospitals will have to implement safe staffing ratios. This will be a great opportunity for us to advocate for safe staffing with our congressional leaders from New Jersey.

Currently, safe staffing ratio legislation at the federal level has two New Jersey representatives as cosponsors, Albio Sires of Hudson County and Donald Payne of Essex County. We must thank them for their leadership and demand the other 10 congressmembers from New Jersey also sign on as cosponsors of HR2392. We must also reach out to our Senators, Robert Menendez and Cory Booker to ask they sign on to the Senate counterpart.

Advocating at the national level will have ripple effects here in New Jersey where we finally have an ally in the State House after 8 years. We hope that you will join us on April 26th as we launch buses from several locations across the State.

Also, please share our Facebook event page with your nurse friends from your facility and others that may want to join us.

As the event approaches we will let you know where your bus will depart from and what time. We look forward to having a large contingent of HPAE members advocating for our profession and our patients.

Bus Departure Information (we may add additional stops in Livingston and New Brunswick):

Bus 1

Depart: 5:00 a.m.
HMH Palisades Medical Center
7600 River Rd, North Bergen, NJ 07047

5:30 a.m.
Paramus Mall
700 Paramus Park
Paramus, New Jersey  07652

10:00 a.m. arrival
Pennsylvanian and 1st Avenue
Washington, DC  20500

Depart at 6:00 p.m.
Pennsylvanian and 1st Avenue
Washington, DC  20500

Return stops at Paramus Mall, HMH Palisades Medical Center

 

Bus 2

Depart : 6:30 a.m.
Shop Rite at Garden State Pavilion
Route 70 W and Cornell Drive.
Cherry Hill,  NJ  08034

7:20 a.m.
Ramada Inn Vineland
Ramada Inn located at 2216 W. Landis Ave., Vineland 08360

10:00 a.m. arrival
Pennsylvanian and 1st Avenue
Washington, DC  20500

Depart at 6:00 p.m.
Pennsylvanian and 1st Avenue
Washington, DC  20500

Return stops at Ramada Inn Vineland, Shop Rite at Garden State Pavilion

 

Bus 3

Depart: 5:45 a.m.
IBEW, 400 – 3301 NJ-138
Wall Township, NJ 07719

6:25 a.m.
1440 How Lane (USW Local 4-200)
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

10:00 a.m. arrival
Pennsylvanian and 1st Avenue
Washington, DC 20500

Depart at 6:00 p.m.
Pennsylvanian and 1st Avenue
Washington, DC  20500

Return stops at IBEW, 1440 How Lane

Bus 4

Depart 4:30 am
Trinity Covenant Church
343 E. Cedar St.
Livingston, NJ

10:00 a.m. arrival
Pennsylvanian and 1st Avenue
Washington, DC 20500

Return stop at Trinity Covenant Church