PhD students: Debra Guerrini, Mabel Korie (author), Debra Mendelson, Jennifer Withall, Heather Caramanzana, Sarah Bradwisch, Kristine Ferrucci-Egan

PhD students: Debra Guerrini, Mabel Korie (author), Debra Mendelson, Jennifer Withall, Heather Caramanzana, Sarah Bradwisch, Kristine Ferrucci-Egan

Lobbying at the Steps of the Capitol
Speak loud the language of power
Speak politics. Yea! Speak politics
When you speak, things happen
Speak, nurses speak and shatter the paradigm of quietness

Sitting at the table of power, speak
Standing tall in the corridors of the Capitol, speak
Speak for mama, speak for papa
Speak for America and for generations unborn

With one voice, one mission, one destiny
Speak in the north, speak in the south
Rise and wipe the tears of Nightingale
Resurrect her dream

With hands joined together, voices loud
Walk up the Hill
With one voice, one mission, one destiny
Shout “Save lives. Save nursing. Save research.”

Weaving around the Doric columns, speak education
Standing on the white stones, speak practice
From the Brumudi and Cox corridors, speak recruitment
To the halls and chambers, speak retention

Standing on the steps of the Capitol, speak. Nurses speak.

–¬†Mabel Munachiso Korie (June 22, 2015)