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Sen. Bernie Sanders to Address Major Nurses’ Convention in San Francisco September 22

Sen. Bernie Sanders to Address Major Nurses’ Convention in San Francisco September 22

Fresh off the introduction of S. 1804, the Medicare for All Act of 2017, co-sponsored by one-third of the Senate Democratic Caucus, Sen. Bernie Sanders will highlight the 2017 Convention of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee with a public address Friday, September 22 in San Francisco. —National Nurses United, 09/19/17 More »

Nurses Condemn Latest Bill to Decimate Care  ‘Graham-Cassidy Targets the Most Vulnerable

Nurses Condemn Latest Bill to Decimate Care ‘Graham-Cassidy Targets the Most Vulnerable

National Nurses United today condemned the renewed effort by Republicans in the United States Senate to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and deny healthcare to millions of low and middle-income Americans. —National Nurses United, 09/19/17 More »

Healthy California Act SB 562 Supporters Ramp Up for October Actions in All 80 Assembly Districts

Healthy California Act SB 562 Supporters Ramp Up for October Actions in All 80 Assembly Districts

The California Nurses Association, Healthy California campaign, Our Revolution and #KnockEveryDoor are ramping up for grassroots canvassing in all of the state's 80 Assembly districts in October to engage residents with the Medicare for All movement and the campaign for SB 562. —California Nurses Association, 09/15/17 More »

Kaiser RNs To Rally Across CA Monday for Safer Care

Kaiser RNs To Rally Across CA Monday for Safer Care

In an effort to alert patients and the public to what they see as a growing erosion of care conditions in Kaiser Permanente hospitals and clinics – and how to upgrade care standards, Kaiser registered nurses and nurse practitioners will hold rallies at 22 medical centers across California on Monday, September 18. —California Nurses Association, 09/14/17 More »

CNA Endorses Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto for 15th Assembly District Seat in 2018

CNA Endorses Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto for 15th Assembly District Seat in 2018

California Nurses Association (CNA) announced today it has endorsed Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto RN, for the Assembly District 15 seat in 2018. —California Nurses Association, 09/13/17 More »

CNA Endorses Ron Birnbaum in Special Election Oct. 3 for 51st State Assembly District Seat in L.A.

CNA Endorses Ron Birnbaum in Special Election Oct. 3 for 51st State Assembly District Seat in L.A.

California Nurses Association announced today the endorsement of Dr. Ron Birnbaum for election to the State Assembly representing the 51st Assembly District in Los Angeles. —California Nurses Association, 09/12/17 More »

Sen. Bernie Sanders to Address Major Nurses’ Convention in San Francisco September 22

Sen. Bernie Sanders to Address Major Nurses’ Convention in San Francisco September 22

Sen. Bernie Sanders, Jane Sanders, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, and Our Revolution President Nina Turner will address the tri-annual convention of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee Thursday, September 21 and Friday, September 22 in San Francisco. —California Nurses Association, 09/11/17 More »

Statewide Town Halls and Canvassing Call for Urgent Action on Healthy California Act SB 562

Statewide Town Halls and Canvassing Call for Urgent Action on Healthy California Act SB 562

The California Nurses Association, Healthy California campaign, Our Revolution and #KnockEveryDoor plan a fourth wave of coordinated canvasses this weekend as well as a series of town halls throughout the state next week to engage community members with the campaign for SB 562. —California Nurses Association, 09/08/17 More »

Huge 90 percent margin for union voice Shasta Regional, Redding RNs Vote to Join CNA

Huge 90 percent margin for union voice Shasta Regional, Redding RNs Vote to Join CNA

Voicing concerns about safe staffing, retirement security and other patient and economic protections, registered nurses at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding, CA have voted to join the California Nurses Association /National Nurses United, the state’s largest nurses union and professional association. —California Nurses Association, 09/08/17 More »

CPMC CEO Bows to Grassroots Pressure, Announces Two Month Delay in St. Luke’s Patient Eviction

CPMC CEO Bows to Grassroots Pressure, Announces Two Month Delay in St. Luke’s Patient Eviction

Sutter Health's California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) CEO Warren Browner announced that Sutter would be postponing the closure of the skilled nursing department and the sub-acute care unit at St. Luke's Hospital by two months, from Oct. 31 to Dec. 31. —California Nurses Association, 09/06/17 More »

Second Wave of Statewide Outreach for Healthy California Act SB 562 Planned for Labor Day Weekend

Second Wave of Statewide Outreach for Healthy California Act SB 562 Planned for Labor Day Weekend

The California Nurses Association, Healthy California campaign, Our Revolution and #KnockEveryDoor plan a second wave of coordinated canvasses this Labor Day weekend to engage community members with the campaign for SB 562, legislation which would guarantee health coverage to all Californians and eliminate premiums, deductibles and other out-of-pocket health costs. —California Nurses Association, 08/31/17 More »

Poll: Voters in Rendon’s District Oppose Freeze on SB 562; 41% ‘Less Likely’ to Vote for Him

Poll: Voters in Rendon’s District Oppose Freeze on SB 562; 41% ‘Less Likely’ to Vote for Him

Residents of Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon’s own district oppose his decision to block legislative action on a critical bill to guarantee health coverage for all Californians. —California Nurses Association, 08/29/17 More »

Tri City Healthcare District RNs to Hold Press Conference, Rally to Highlight Misuse of Public Funds

Tri City Healthcare District RNs to Hold Press Conference, Rally to Highlight Misuse of Public Funds

Registered nurses of north San Diego County’s Tri City Healthcare district will hold a press conference and rally ahead of the Tri City Healthcare Board meeting this Thursday, August 31, to highlight safe staffing and patient care issues. —California Nurses Association, 08/29/17 More »

California Democratic Party Endorses Single Payer Bill, SB 562

California Democratic Party Endorses Single Payer Bill, SB 562

In a unanimous vote by its executive board, meeting over the weekend in Anaheim, the California Democratic Party has endorsed SB 562, the Healthy California Act which would guarantee health coverage to all Californians and eliminate premiums, deductibles and other out-of-pocket health costs. —California Nurses Association, 08/28/17 More »

Statewide Canvasses for SB 562, Medicare-for-All, Continue Sat. Aug. 26

Statewide Canvasses for SB 562, Medicare-for-All, Continue Sat. Aug. 26

The California Nurses Association (CNA), Healthy California campaign, Our Revolution and #KnockEveryDoor will be canvassing in California district 63—the district of Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon—this Saturday, as well as in district 57 (Assemblymember Ian Calderon) and district 21 (Assemblymember Adam Gray). —California Nurses Association, 08/25/17 More »

Nurses Statement on Rendon’s Assembly Select Committee

Nurses Statement on Rendon’s Assembly Select Committee

This announcement today is a reflection of the pressure on the Assembly to act in response to organizing by thousands of Californians across the state who have made the case for real action on transformative single payer healthcare reform. —California Nurses Association, 08/24/17 More »

Statewide Canvasses Launched for SB 562 and Medicare-for-All Beginning August 19

Statewide Canvasses Launched for SB 562 and Medicare-for-All Beginning August 19

The California Nurses Association, Healthy California campaign, Our Revolution and #KnockEveryDoor are launching coordinated canvasses of assembly districts across the state beginning this Saturday, August 19th, to engage community members with the campaign for SB 562, legislation to win guaranteed healthcare for all California residents. —California Nurses Association, 08/18/17 More »

Family Members, Community to Speak Out Against Sutter Health’s Eviction of Vulnerable Patients

Family Members, Community to Speak Out Against Sutter Health’s Eviction of Vulnerable Patients

San Franciscans for Healthcare, Housing, Jobs & Justice will hold a press conference on Tuesday August 15 in front of San Francisco City Hall to protest Sutter Health's proposed closure of sub-acute care and skilled nursing units at California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) - St. Luke's Campus and the ongoing eviction of those patients. —California Nurses Association, 08/14/17 More »

RNs, Caregivers Urge New Direction at Palomar Health

RNs, Caregivers Urge New Direction at Palomar Health

After a poll of 1,300 hospital employees, who by 97 percent expressed no confidence” in Chief Executive Officer Bob Hemker, Registered Nurses and caregivers at Palomar Health are calling on the Palomar Health Board of Directors for an immediate change in direction at the San Diego County health district. —California Nurses Association, 08/10/17 More »

National Nurses United Endorses Doug Applegate for Congress in Key California 2018 Contest

National Nurses United Endorses Doug Applegate for Congress in Key California 2018 Contest

National Nurses United, the nation's largest union of registered nurses, today endorsed Col. Doug Applegate for election to Congress to represent California’s 49th Congressional District. —National Nurses United, 08/10/17 More »

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