Nursing Shortage Bill Passes U.S. House
A bipartisan bill cosponsored by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard to address nursing shortages in Hawaii and the across the nation unanimously passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act (H.R. 959) would reauthorize federal funding for nursing workforce and education programs to help grow and support the nursing workforce.
A Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce projects that the U.S. will face a nursing shortage of roughly 200,000 nursing professionals by 2020.
Malaya Movement Protest Duterte’s Administration
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Malaya Movement, an organization dedicated to democracy in the Philippines, and other grassroots groups took part in multi-events on July 22-23 called United People’s State of the Nation Address to protest President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration.
There was a theater performance, a Die-In, poetry reading by Joi Barrios, a No to CHA-CHA dance, as well as cultural performance from youth and students against Dueterte’s dictatorship.
Some of the issues protested are the ongoing violent drug war, the 1,600 Lumad indigenous people forced evacuation from their ancestral land in Surigao del Sur, Mindanao due to military occupation and violence on their community, as well as the 400,000-plus people that have already been displaced due to martial law in Mindanao, and the U.S. government’s recent approval of an additional $26.5 million military aid to the Philippines to fight “counterterrorism.”
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