Friday, July 15, 2016

Snug Harbour


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  1. Everybody have a lovely and safe day. ♥

    It's still Bernie.

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  2. I have finally caught up with yesterday's thread, and have left posts all over it. :-)

    Traveling Mercies, Alan (and all)!

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    1. Oh, and I am most of the way through H. Rider Haggard's "She." I have downloaded "The Return of She."

      --Alan

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    2. Ahem. Unless I misunderstood in a really big way, I finished She with the impression it might be kind of difficult for her to return. However, I'll be interested to hear how it works.

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  3. Update on the National Nurse legislation:

    The session in DC is ending and the National Nurse Act remains stuck in the Health Sub-Committee of the Energy & Commerce Committee. However, this does not necessarily signal a problem. The Committee did not get to many of the easier pieces of legislation, being so focused on some hard issues. But the bill is still on the table, and can be picked up in September when they resume work. Folks are encouraged to call Congressman Upton's office [202 225-3761] in late August, requesting that H.R.379: The National Nurse Act of 2015 be put on the September schedule for a hearing.

    The bill now has 87 co-sponsors (44R and 43D), including 30 of the 54 members of Energy & Commerce!!! This is phenomenal! Also, the companion Senate bill S.1205 also has cosponsors, one of whom, Senator Wyden, is advocating that it be hot-lined! This could really help as well! This effort has over 117 nursing and other groups in support of the bill as well, in addition to a number of state legislatures (including Vermont ~ twice) which have passed Resolutions in support of the National Nurse Act.

    We are heading into the 13th year of this work. Please keep Nurse Teri Mills and all the National Nurse Team in your hearts and hopes and prayers, as they head to DC again on September 13th, in hopes of getting the hearing at long last! Any contributions to the National Nurse work would help them not have to pay all of it out of pocket. But simply making a phone call in late August would be the most important kind of support.

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    1. What a worker Teri is. . . . ♥

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  4. Saw your comment at the end of the last thread, Listener. My goodness, with the Right Wing on fire and the Left Wing on fire, it's gonna get a touch warm in the Center. :D

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