[act-ma] ASAP: Take action to support MA nurses! [deadline for receipt of petitions is 11/8]

pf soto pfsoto at mynas.com
Sat Nov 2 00:37:30 PDT 2013


*Do you want to help nurses make patients safer in our hospitals? *

Please take a moment to learn about two important ballot initiatives 
being moved forward by the Mass. Nurses Association (MNA):

 1. *The Patient Safety Act*will require Massachusetts hospitals to set
    a safe limit on the number of patients a nurse can care for at one
    time and to adjust those staffing levels based on the actual needs
    of patients. Currently there is no law and no limit on the number of
    patients assigned to a nurse.
 2. *The Hospital Profit Transparency and Fairness Act*would limit CEO
    compensation to 100 times that of the lowest paid employee, require
    hospitals to report all financial holdings and revenues, and limit
    and clawback excess profits to establish a fund to ensure taxpayer
    dollars are dedicated exclusively to the delivery of safe patient
    care and necessary health care services.

November 8th is the deadline to have petitions in at the MNA office. 
That means as of this weekend, *we only have 2 weeks left* to ensure 
citizens have the opportunity to vote on safe patient limits and 
financial transparency in the use of taxpayer money by hospitals.


*Download the petitions:*

*The Patient Safety Act Petition 

*The Hospital Profit Transparency and Fairness Act 

*Sign it, and mail it to MNA office*at 340 Turnpike Street, Canton, MA  
02021. _Please note_: The petition must be printed using black ink on 8 
1/2 x 11 and both sides of the petition have to be copied back-to-back. 
You cannot print out the two sides and then staple them together. No 
color paper or perforated paper with notebook holes will be accepted.

Instructions to fill out the petition are on the Mass Nurse website at 
MassNurses.org  Please follow those instructions carefully because 
signatures must be from registered voters and must be on the right 
petition form for that town.  Registered voters from different 
towns/cities have to be on separate sheets with the town indicated on 
the bottom or top of the form.

For more information, visit www.massnurses.org

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