A half-dozen corrections nurses (along with one 2-year-old little elf) traveled to Harrisburg to deck the halls of the state capitol building on Tuesday, December 13. The group spread holiday cheer to lawmakers, thanking the 63 sponsors who’ve already signed on to our cause, and reaching out to those who haven’t yet joined us.
The group delivered holiday cards to the offices of House and Senate members in support of House Bill 1985, introduced by Republican Rep. Mike Fleck, and Senate Bill 1342, introduced by Republican Sen. David Argall. The bills, unveiled the same day as our informational picket last month, would put a stop to the administration’s plan to outsource nursing jobs at our prisons.
While the legislature is now in recess until next year, our work is just beginning. We continue to deliver our cards and carry our message to legislative offices across Pennsylvania.
We will not stop until every lawmaker and every citizen in every corner of the state has received our message, loud and clear: All we want this holiday is a safe and secure community!