Danbury Rising! stands in solidarity with those that provide the care we count on, our nurses and the healthcare professionals at Danbury and New Milford Hospitals. Join us on Sunday, November 1 at 5:00PM at Broadview Middle School to show these caregivers we have their backs.
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We look forward to seeing you all there!
UPDATE 10/29/15: More info on the vigil!
The vigil will open with a welcome from the Danbury Central Labor Council’s John McCarthy. Testimony will be provided by hospital caregivers, area workers, the Unitarian Universalist Church’s Barbarah Fast, as well as State Reps. Bob Godfrey and David Arconti, Jr. The event will be moderated by the Danbury Nurses Union’s Mary Consoli. U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal and the Connecticut AFL-CIO’s Lori Pelletier have also been invited to attend. The event will feature photo opportunities of participants holding candles at sunset with Danbury Hospital in the background.
UPDATE 10/30/15: Senator Richard Blumenthal has confirmed that he will be in attendance on Sunday! Hope that you will all stand in solidarity with us and Senator Blumenthal!
We Stand with Our Caregivers
On Tuesday, October 13th, community members turned out to listen to testimony from hospital workers who voiced their joys of caring for patients and their current concerns about working conditions. The crowd of nearly 100 met at the New Hope Baptist Church, which included hospital workers, fellow union supporters, and elected officials. Continue reading