Union Action at Mission Hospital

What a great way to start the day: standing in support of the nurses of Mission Hospital in their demands for recruitment, retention, and safe staffing ratios from HCA!

As a community we should honor their hard work and respect their deep commitment to patient service and safety. And HCA should reward that commitment with a willingness to hire and retain enough nursing staff to ensure patients’ well-being and nurses’ reasonable capacity in a very demanding job.

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Reproductive Rights Protests

After the news of the Dodd decision, fired up Ashevillians gathered to protest. The Buncombe Dems put together a meeting with speakers at Rabbit, Rabbit, other citizens gathered a bit later at Pack Square.

Vigil & Protest Against Gun Violence

A small but heartfelt group gathered to remember those lost to gun violence in Buffalo and Uvalde. I was honored to have an opportunity to address those who were gathered to mourn and protest.