Calif. Nurses Rally To Support Tax on Financial Transactions
Last week, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United held a series of rallies across California to express support for a proposal to tax financial transactions -- such as the buying and selling of stocks, bonds and derivatives -- to raise money for public health initiatives. The demonstrations coincided with a protest in New York City organized by NNU. The national union says it backs a bill (S 915), by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), that would impose such taxes to fund public health services.
- "Nurses Protest Cuts to Public Health, Support Campaign for Wall Street Tax" (Gregory, Ventura County Star, 6/23).
- "Nurses Rally To Tax Wall Street" (Doppelt, KPBS, 6/23).