RN Lucia Lopez in San Juan municipality

'The People of Puerto Rico Are Dying': Action Is Needed Now

Crowd funding. A Costco Card. The water in a nurse’s own backpack. These are the resources to which volunteer nurses on the ground in Puerto Rico — where 85 percent of the island is still without power and where the official death toll has risen to 48 (with the real toll expected to rise much higher).

Oct 10, 2017
, RNRN , Puerto Rico
Volunteers at the SB 562 action in assembly district 28

From Mt. Shasta to the High Desert, Over Ten Thousand Californians Mobilized Over the Weekend for Single Payer Bill SB 562

The California Nurses Association, Healthy California campaign, Our Revolution and #KnockEveryDoor held more than one hundred grassroots outreach actions in all 80 state Assembly districts over the weekend connecting more than ten thousand of California residents to the movement for Medicare for All and SB 562.

Oct 10, 2017
Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto, (third from left), with other RN activists and former Assembly member Sandre Swanson, who endorsed Pardue-Okimoto today, in a recent rally to keep open a critical hospital in Berkeley

Nurses Set Committee to Support Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto, RN for East Bay Assembly Race

The California Nurses Association (CNA) today filed with the Secretary of State an independent-expenditure committee in support of Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto, RN, a Democratic candidate for the open A

Oct 10, 2017
Cyndi Evans in front of her home

She flew to Puerto Rico to aid relief efforts. Then she found out her home was in the path of a wildfire

Cyndi Evans was moved by images she saw on TV of people suffering in Puerto Rico and the mayor of San Juan asking for help.

Soumya Karlamangla, The Los Angeles Times
Oct 10, 2017
, RNRN , Puerto Rico, , California
Nurse from West Anaheim Medical Center

West Anaheim Medical nurses vote to unionize

Nurses at West Anaheim Medical Center voted to join the California Nurses Association by 147-33 in a secret ballot election conducted by the National Labor Relations board Thursday, Oct. 12.

Margot Roosevelt, The Orange County Register
Oct 10, 2017
, Organizing Victories , California