Nurses March on Wall Street Today at Noon

Today, June 22, yet another group of disgruntled citizens will be marching on Wall Street to protest corporate and financial injustice and the growth of income inequality.

It seems that hardly a week has gone by without some kind of action in lower Manhattan protesting the status quo.

This time it's the nurses' union, National Nurses United, that will gather downtown and demand change and accountability--not just on its own behalf, but on behalf of the patients that nurses care for every day.

Here are the details from the union' s press release:

Nurses from across the U.S. will stand up to Wall Street on Wednesday, June 22 to demand the high rollers in the finance capital of the world pay to rebuild the economy of a nation they have done so much to destroy.

Join us for a march and rally that begins at 12 noon on the steps of the Federal Hall across from the Stock Exchange in New York City.

Nurses have grown increasingly alarmed with the health deterioration they see daily among their patients that is ripping at the fabric of so many in our nation today.

They are appalled at the silence from policy makers who seem to care much more about slashing budgets than in addressing the crisis, and from so many in the media who are more focused on the seedy than the needy in our communities or the greedy who put them there.

And, they are taking action -- proposing a Main Street Contract for the American People with much of the revenue to come from the speculators and corporate tax dodgers responsible for the economic meltdown. Read more about our campaign here.

AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at June 21, 2011, 6:00am