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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
Anaheim Medical Center RNs triumphant pose

Overwhelming Margin for Union Voice at West Anaheim Medical Center as RNs Vote to Join CNA

Voicing concerns about safe staffing, retirement security and other patient and economic protections, registered nurses at West Anaheim Medical Center in Anaheim, CA have voted to join the Californ

California Nurses Association
Oct 10, 2017
, Organizing Victories , California

Heeding the Call: Nurses join AFL-CIO Humanitarian Mission to Aid Puerto Rico

As great challenges and opportunities often do, the call came last Friday afternoon: The country’s largest labor organization, the AFL-CIO, was coordinating with the Puerto Rican Federation of Labor and the mayor of San Juan to send more than 200 healthcare, transportation, and construction volunteers on a two-week humanitarian mission to aid Puerto Rico.

Registered Nurse Response Network
Oct 10, 2017
, RNRN , California

Until Elected Officials Champion Medicare for All, They Can Expect Nurses at Their Offices 

Healthy leadership is required to pass healthy legislation, and that makes for a healthy society. If our leaders don’t have the political will to fight for healthy legislation — Senator Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All Act, S.1804 being a prime example — then we are, as a country, fundamentally unwell.

Bonnie Castillo, NNU Director of Health & Safety

Stalling health care helps no one

How long are we going to ask North Coast residents who have no health coverage or who struggle to pay inflated costs for medical care to wait for help?

Deborah Burger writing for the Eureka Times-Standard
Sep 9, 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

The barrier to single payer isn’t cost, it’s politics

With Covered California announcing this week that health insurance premiums will jump an average of 12.5 percent next year, and possibly far more depending on actions in Washington, it’s worth repeating that a real cure for Californians, Senate Bill 562, is still achievable this year.

Deborah Burger, Special to The Bee
Aug 8, 2017