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Nurses Congratulate L.A. Teachers

Registered nurses with the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) applaud news that—as the result of a historic strike—30,000 educators represented by United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) have reached an agreement, ratified in voting last night, with the L.A. Unified School District (LAUSD).

“This is a huge victory for the children, families and hardworking teachers of Los Angeles. The courageous teachers and community supporters have proven that when working people stand together, they can move mountains,” said CNA/NNU Executive Director Bonnie Castillo, citing the L.A. strike as the latest example, along with a wave of historic teachers strikes in 2018, of workers rising up in collective opposition to corporate attacks and the defunding and corporate privatization of our public institutions— in this case, our public education system.

“No one has taken advocacy to the streets of America in the past year the way the teachers have done, from West Virginia to Los Angeles. We are so proud of what our UTLA sisters and brothershave accomplished through their solidarity, and their unwavering demand for justice, in the face of corporate greed,” said Castillo.

Nurses say they especially congratulate teachers on winning a reduction in class sizes.

“Teachers cannot do their job when they are overloaded with students. Nurses had to fight hard in California to win our own safe staffing protections—and are still fighting at the national level, so we are very pleased to see this particular win,” said Castillo. “Students deserve to learn in conditions where teachers are able to give them the attention, time, energy and resources to help them flourish.”

RNs also cheer news that the agreement includes the hiring of nurses, to provide a full-time nurse at every school, five days a week.

“Nurses know that when kids are not healthy, they’re not able to learn,” said Castillo. “Students today show up at school with a wide variety of complex and serious health conditions—especially since many of them may not have adequate health care outside of school. It is imperative that a nurse be on site to care for them.”

CNA/NNU registered nurses have voiced support for the teachers throughout the strike, which began January 14. RNs say they shared educators’ concern that with a pro-charter school majority on the LAUSD board, and pro-charter businessman Austin Beutner acting as superintendent, equal opportunity to education was impossible.

“The effort of billionaires to erode the public education system and push public resources to charter schools is a blatant attack on our democracy. Los Angeles teachers said, ‘Enough is enough!’—and took a huge stand for public schools, which serve high numbers of children of color and low-income children. What they have accomplished is a victory for equality in society,and for quality education for all,” said Castillo.

“Social determinants, such as the educational opportunities or level of schooling a person receives, greatly influence the health of our patients. So nurses thank the teachers for their righteous fight, which is a win for a healthier society. We want the teachers to know the nurses will continue standing with them to protect education as a public good—today, tomorrow and always.”

Dairy Queen Celebrates Spring

Dairy Queen Celebrates First Day of Spring With Free Cone Day on March 20

 

Participating locations will collect donations to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

 

WHO: Participating non-mall Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill  locations throughout the United States 

 

WHAT: Will celebrate Free Cone Day on the first day of Spring. Fans will receive a FREE small vanilla soft-serve cone with the signature curl on top (limit one per customer while supplies last).

 

At participating locations, donations will be collected for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which raises funds to help save and improve the lives of kids treated at 170 children’s hospitals across the U.S. and Canada.

 

Last year, more than $300,000 was raised during Free Cone Day.

 

WHEN: All day on Tuesday, March 20

 

WHERE: To find a participating location, contact information for Dairy Queen locations can be found HERE.

 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit www.DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 11 million friends and become a friend.


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About IDQ:
International Dairy Queen Inc., (IDQ), based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the parent company of American Dairy Queen Corporation. Through its subsidiaries, IDQ develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,800 locations in the United States, Canada and more than 25 other countries. IDQ is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (Berkshire) which is led by Warren Buffet, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire. For more information visit DairyQueen.com.
About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals:
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.

Jessica Meuse

Jessica Meuse Named Best Female Artist Finalist In 14th Annual IAMA Awards

Jessica Meuse has been included on the Best Female Artist Finalist List in the 14th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards). Her forthcoming original song, “Novocain,” was entered into the competition and it will be included on her upcoming 2018 full-length album release on Warrior Records. The IAMA will be announcing their top winners on February 7th.

“Being on the list of IAMA Best Female Artists Finalists is an honor and I’m very thankful for the opportunity to be a part of this year’s awards,” noted Jessica. “Having my new composition, ‘Novocain,’ on the list is one of the best ways to kick off 2018 and I’m excited to see how things turn out on February 7!”

Additionally, Jessica’s song, “Love Her Better,” has just debuted at #33 on The Iceman’s Top 40 New Country Music Chart and she just traveled to New York City in support of the Recording Academy MusiCares Gala at Radio City Music Hall.

(Jessica Meuse – MusiCares, NYC | Dress by Gemy Maalouf| Photos © L.A. Entertainment, Inc.)

Jessica Meuse is an American performer from Slapout, Alabama. She has wowed audiences since the age of 10 and plays several instruments (guitar, piano, and classical violin). At 20, Jessica won the statewide artist showcase, Stars of Alabama. A spot on Season 3 of NBC’s The Voice followed, where she made it to the blind auditions, along with being part of Vans Warped Tour. In 2014, Jessica was selected by American Idol’s judges, Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, and Harry Connick, Jr., for Season 13 of the TV series where she ended up a Top 4 National Finalist, subsequently touring across the USA and Canada. Currently, Jessica is signed to L.A. Entertainment, Inc.’s management division, LA Group Management, and she dedicates time to raising awareness about Domestic Violence, Cyberbullying, Children’s Cancer Association, and other organizations, while continuing to write, release music, and tour.

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About L.A. Entertainment, Inc.:
L.A. Entertainment, Inc. is a California based entertainment corporation, with businesses including, Warrior Records, whose products are distributed via eOne Distribution, LA Group Management, publishing divisions that administrate a wide range of copyrights, a music supervision firm specializing in motion picture and television soundtracks, and L.A. Entertainment Merchandise, providing merchandise and VIP services to touring artists.
About IAMA:

IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) is in its 14th year promoting excellence in Acoustic Music Performance and Artistry. Entrants come from all over the world, including Australia, Canada, Japan, Brazil, Germany, USA, and South Africa. Judging is based on excellence in music performance, songwriting/composition/song choice, music production and originality/artistry. IAMA is sponsored by D’Addario Strings, New Music Weekly, Loggins Promotion, Airplay Access, Aspri Reverb, Sirius XM Radio, Acoustic Café Radio Show, MixButton, GigSalad.com, Kari Estrin Management & Consulting, and Sonicbids.com.

IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) is in its 14th year promoting excellence in Acoustic Music Performance and Artistry. Entrants come from all over the world, including Australia, Canada, Japan, Brazil, Germany, USA, and South Africa. Judging is based on excellence in music performance, songwriting/composition/song choice, music production and originality/artistry. IAMA is sponsored by D’Addario Strings, New Music Weekly, Loggins Promotion, Airplay Access, Aspri Reverb, Sirius XM Radio, Acoustic Café Radio Show, MixButton, GigSalad.com, Kari Estrin Management & Consulting, and Sonicbids.com.