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Heart Attack Grill: Successful protest in Las Vegas November 12!

Heart Attack Grill imageNovember 12, 2011 -- Today the Truth's Las Vegas chapter held a peaceful rally in front of the new Las Vegas Heart Attack Grill to protest the anti-health restaurant's naughty nurse waitress outfits. A group of nearly 20 nurses, nursing students, and even a respiratory therapist joined forces to hand out hundreds of flyers to Grill customers and passersby. Thank you to our chapter leader Dee Riley, RN, MSN, Faculty, Nevada State College, for organizing the successful rally! Since the Grill first opened in Arizona in 2006, it has been failing and re-opening at new locations. And from the beginning, we have pursued a campaign to persuade the restaurant to stop with the naughty nurse costumes already. Although we have yet to convince the Grill to do the right thing, we have generated global press coverage about why the naughty nurse image undermines the nursing profession's claims to the respect and resources it needs to save lives. See more information on the protest on our Las Vegas chapter page.

 

Please join our Heart Attack Grill protest Saturday November 12, 2011!

Meet at 5:00pm outside restaurant 450 Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101 (map)

All healthcare professionals & students, please dress in uniform or a lab coat.

Invitation from Dee Riley

Hello Nurses, Healthcare Professionals, and Supporters,

Now is your chance to become politically active and make your voice heard about promoting a more positive image for nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Join us in front of the Heart Attack Grill on Saturday, November 12th at 5pm to provide information to the public about the negative effects of the "naughty nurse" image on healthcare and the nursing profession. The Heart Attack Grill is at 450 Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101 at the west end of the Fremont St Experience in the Neonopolis complex.

The Heart attack Grill calls it's food servers "nurses" and has them dress in scanty nursing uniforms. We will be passing out printed information on the media and advertisers' use of the "naughty nurse" image and its negative effects on the nursing profession, and answering questions for anyone who comes by.

Please see the attached event flyer along with 2 posters (poster1, poster 2) you can print up (in any size you'd like) to bring along. Feel free to forward this email to friends and healthcare professionals who may be interested. Print a few flyers and hang them up or distribute them.

Thank you. We hope to see you there!

Dee Riley
Co-President, Las Vegas Chapter

Supporters of healthcare professionals are welcome

November 11, 2011 -- Please join our Las Vegas chapter at 5:00 pm tomorrow, November 12, for a protest in front of the newly opened Heart Attack Grill. Since the anti-health restaurant first opened in Arizona in 2006, it has been failing and re-opening at new locations. And from the beginning, we have pursued a campaign to persuade the Grill to stop dressing its waitresses in naughty nurse costumes. Although we have yet to convince the Grill to do the right thing, we have generated global press coverage about why the naughty nurse image undermines the nursing profession's claims to the respect and resources it needs to save lives. Tomorrow, we will be peacefully gathering and handing out flyers to customers and passersby. Please come join the protest Saturday, November 12th, at 5:00 pm at the Heart Attack Grill at 450 Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101. Thank you!

 

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We have named Dee Riley and Michele Nichols as the co-presidents of the Las Vegas chapter. Please contact them for details about future meetings.

Dee Riley     Michele Nichols

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