To hear more on the efforts of support for Healthcare Professionals at Danbury and New Milford Hospitals from Lynn Taborsak on Wpkn-89.5 FM’s Counterpoint
We at Danbury Rising! would like to thank all the community members who came out and stood in solidarity with the healthcare professionals fighting for a fair contract at Danbury and New Milford Hospitals. Those that attended our candlelight vigil heard testimony from healthcare workers, community members, and elected officials, including Senator Richard Blumenthal. We look to build on the momentum of this event going forward, to continue to apply pressure for a fair contract for the hospital technicians and therapists.
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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
This Friday and Saturday, Danbury Rising was out at A Taste of Greater Danbury, working alongside the nurses, techs and therapists from Danbury Hospital. The team spent time doing free health screenings, as well as passing out community surveys seeking residents’ input on how to build a stronger community in Danbury.