Edwards Endorsements II: National Nurses United

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This one is from today, so it was only the one from late last week that I missed. I feel better now.

Press release from the nurses:

National Nurses United Endorses Donna Edwards for Senate

Today National Nurses United (NNU) announced its endorsement of Rep. Donna Edwards’ campaign for United States Senate. 

 “We are proud to endorse Rep. Donna Edwards for United States Senate today because she shares nurses’ values of caring, compassion and community,” said Sandra Falwell, RN, a Clinton, Maryland resident and a Vice President of National Nurses United. “Rep. Edwards has been a champion of a single-payer, Medicare-for-All health care system to guarantee everyone in this country safe, therapeutic care. She has been a consistent advocate for economic and social justice and joins nurses in demanding a Robin Hood Tax on Wall Street that would raise hundreds of billions of dollars to address human needs. And she has been a consistent and staunch opponent of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other disastrous trade bills that cost American jobs and threaten the public’s health.

“Donna Edwards’ voice and leadership are badly needed in the United States Senate,” she said.

“I am proud to have the support of the National Nurses United and their Maryland members in my race for the United States Senate,” said Rep. Edwards. “Registered nurses are patient advocates both inside and outside the hospital and NNU has been on the front lines in the fight for economic and social justice so this endorsement means a lot to me.  

“Nurses deserve elected officials who have their back,” she continued. “Together, we’ll fight to expand and improve Medicare so that quality health care is a human right for everyone in this country. Together, we’ll work to ensure that nurses receive the pay and benefits they deserve, stay safe on the job, and are able to exercise their rights to join a union and bargain collectively. Together, we’ll pass legislation to ensure there is safe staffing in the hospitals so that patients receive the care they deserve. Together, we’ll work for a fairer and more just America.”

Founded in 2009, NNU has 185,000 members across the country and is the largest union and professional association of registered nurses in U.S. history. NNU members are renown as leading advocates of guaranteed healthcare by expanding and improving Medicare to cover all Americans, for negotiating many of the best collective bargaining contracts for RNs in the nation, and for sponsorship of innovative legislation and regulatory protections for patients and nurses.

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