Local landmarks to be lit red for National Nurses Week as fight continues for patient needs, not corporate greed in our hospitals


Contact: Sam Fettig
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Lauren Bloomquist
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On Monday evening, Lowry Ave. Bridge, I-35W Bridge, U.S. Bank Stadium and Allianz Field will be lit in red

(St. Paul) – May 6, 2024 – Twin Cities landmarks will be lit red tonight as National Nurses Week begins throughout the country. This evening, Monday, May 6, the Lowry Avenue Bridge and the I-35W Bridge in Minneapolis; U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis; and Allianz Field in Saint Paul will be lit red in honor of Minnesota nurses.

“This Nurses Week, I urge all nurses to stand together with our patients and the public in the fight to put patient needs before corporate greed in our hospitals,” said Chris Rubesch, RN, Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) president.

As Nurses Week approaches, MNA nurses continue their fight at the State Capitol to pass legislation from their “Healing Greed Agenda,” a package of proposed legislation to protect patient care and nurse working conditions at the bedside. Nurses will also take Nurses Week as a chance to organize and plan together for continued efforts with the community and at the bargaining table to make our hospitals work for patients and workers at the bedside, not healthcare executives at the very top who make millions off our broken care system.

National Nurses Week has been observed since the 1990s from May 6, marked decades earlier as a day of recognition for nurses, until May 12, the birthdate of Florence Nightingale.


  • WHEN: Monday evening, March 6, 2024
  • WHERE: Lowry Avenue Bridge and I-35W Bridge in Minneapolis; U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis; and Allianz Field in Saint Paul
  • WHAT: Local landmarks lit red
  • WHY: To honor Minnesota nurses and mark the first day of National Nurses Week

1 Comment

  1. Nursing unions do not fight for patient needs. They collectively bargain for higher wages, better benefits and better working conditions.

    Teachers unions do not collectively bargain for students. Culinary unions do not collectively bargain for better food.

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