Media Advisory: Union RNs to offer **FIRST AID** in solidarity with May Day marchers

For:  May 1, 2019

Terry Carter
(805) 312-0024

WHAT:    In solidarity with the thousands of L.A. women and men anticipated to participate in Wednesday’s march and rallies, the RNs of SEIU Local 121RN will provide First Aid services from their colorful purple RV.

WHY:    Union RNs wholeheartedly support May Day participants marching in honor of International Workers Day. They support march organizers’ efforts to defend workers’ right to form a Strong Union—and honor all workers who lead frontline efforts to raise standards in our industries. RNs are at the forefront of advocating for patient safety. In the coming months, RNs will bring special attention to our efforts to improve patient and nurse safety with California Senate Bill 227 (Leyva) ( and our work to elect candidates for both state and national offices who will partner with us as we work for affordable, quality healthcare for all.

WHO:    Registered Nurses


MacArthur Park

2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.


Along march route

4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.


City Hall/Spring Street

5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.


* * * * * * * * * * RAIN OR SHINE * * * * * * * * * *


VISUALS:    Nurses treating marchers in need of First Aid; colorful R.V. with giant “Rosie-the-Riveter” decal in Nurses’ scrubs

SEIU Local 121RN nurses will also march; they will gather at 3:00 p.m. in MacArthur Park


Service Employees International Union, Local 121RN represents more than 9,000 registered nurses and other healthcare professionals at 27 hospitals and facilities in Los Angeles and surrounding counties. This member-led organization is committed to supporting optimum working conditions that allow nurses to provide quality patient care and safety.

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