Why #NursesTakeDC 2018? Julie Godby-Murray, RN @opeiu459nurses Rally Speaker
“I used to talk to young people who didn’t know what direction they should take in a career. I would always say “Have you ever thought about being a nurse?” Now I don’t want to encourage anyone to go into nursing as I see the discouragement on so many nurses faces now.
How can I tell them that it is fulfilling to help people through the healing process when the consistent short staffing doesn’t allow them to care for patients in a safe way. I will now protest, march, contact legislators until we can get safe staffing legislation passed for everyone.
I believe we are the ones that have to make this happen. As a strong union activist I have seen how nurses can stand together in solidarity and make it happen. I support the SMYS movement as it is a grassroots movement that has been able to bring nurses together. See you in DC!”