Vote ‘yes’ on Question 1

Arlington Advocate: There are many fearmongers stating emergency rooms will have to divert patients, community hospitals will close and nurses will not be able to make decisions regarding safe staffing if Question 1 passes. I have read their statements of how many years they have spent in nursing but when you read the fine print their nursing career is mostly administrative and not in direct care. Their priority is in the bottom line.

Ballot initiative would mandate nursing ratios

Gardner News: Question 1 on the Nov. 6 ballot was developed by the Massachusetts Nurses Association to require certain nurse-to-patient ratios for safety’s sake.

Voting ‘yes’ on Question 1

Greenfield Recorder: I am a retired nurse, and I’m definitely voting Yes on Question 1. People seem to be confused about this ballot initiative because lawn signs and commercials are contradictory: Nurses say ‘yes’ on Question 1, or Nurses vote ‘no’ on 1.

Congressman Jim McGovern, Greenfield elected officials endorse and rally in support of Question 1

Press release: On Friday, October 19, Congressman Jim McGovern, along with other elected officials and several members of the Committee to Ensure Safe Patient Care, held a “Yes on One” rally, standout and canvassing blitz.The rally was held to draw public attention to the fact that, despite claims from the opposition, Question 1, An Act Relative to Patient Safety and Hospital Transparency (the Patient Safety Act), is needed in order to improve care for hospital patients.

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