NYSNA nurses at Nyack Hospital turned out today to support state Senator David Carlucci – a strong advocate for safe staffing who’s running for re-election to the New York Senate.
“We’re backing David because he supports safe staffing – and because he's always been a friend of nurses,” said Anna Marie Perkins, RN, the chair of the local bargaining unit at Nyack.
“I’ve always been a big supporter of nurses and of this hospital,” the senator told the nurses.
He spoke very movingly of the need to pass the Safe Patient Handling Bill, one of NYSNA’s legislative priorities.
Nurses are getting involved in this election like never before – making phone calls, knocking on doors, and talking to their co-workers about candidates who support safe staffing.
For a full list of candidates endorsed by NYSNA, visit NYSNA’s 2012 Endorsements page.
The New York State Nurses Association is the voice for nursing in the Empire State. With more than 37,000 members, it is New York’s largest professional association and union for registered nurses. The association represents registered nurses, and some all-professional bargaining units, in New York and New Jersey. It supports nurses and nursing practice through education, research, legislative advocacy, and collective bargaining.