Gender Justice Press Releases

Submitted by ADonahue on November 4, 2021
Many nurses in front of capitol building holding banner "National Nurses United: The National Voice for Direct-Care RNs"

Nurses condemn new Florida bill as sweeping attack on higher education

NNU today urged the rejection of a new Florida bill intended to ban funding for diversity, equity, and inclusion programs and eliminate majors focused on the study of race and gender in Florida colleges and universities calling it an attack on students of color, women, and access for all students to essential curriculum in higher education.

National Nurses United
February 28, 2023

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National Nurses United condemns deadly violence and rightwing groups targeting trans and LGBTQ+ patients and community 

As advocates for patients and a just, healthy society, the registered nurses of National Nurses United mourn in solidarity with our LGBTQ+ siblings targeted in Saturday’s deadly Colorado Springs shooting.

National Nurses United
November 21, 2022

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Nation’s largest union of nurses calls on U.S. Senate to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act

NNU urges senators to take a stand for reproductive health justice and codify protections established by Roe v. Wade, ensuring a patient’s right to control their own body, and support the suspension of the filibuster to hold the vote.

National Nurses United
July 5, 2022

Nurses in front of capitol building holding banner "The National Voice for Direct-Care RNs"

Nation’s largest union of nurses condemns Supreme Court overturn of constitutional right to abortion

As a union of health care providers dedicated to advocating for the best interests of our patients, NNU opposes any efforts to restrict our patients’ control and choices over their own health care and their own bodies.

National Nurses United
June 24, 2022

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Nurses applaud decision to end Texas investigations of trans youth and their families

National Nurses United today applauds a Texas judge’s decision to stop child abuse investigations into transgender youth and their families on the grounds of providing gender-affirming care.

National Nurses United
March 11, 2022

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Nurses condemn Texas attack on transgender youth and gender-affirming care

NNU condemns Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s and Attorney General Ken Paxton’s move to criminalize gender-affirming health care for trans youth.

National Nurses United
February 23, 2022

Nurses outside hospital hold signs "Protect Nurses, Patients, Public Health"

Nurses cite gender bias in Senate rejection of bill to ensure workers compensation for healthcare workers

The California Nurses Association today criticized California state Senators who defeated a bill ensuring workers compensation for predominantly female nurses and other healthcare workers harmed on the job the same protections provided to male dominated professions with gender bias.

California Nurses Association
June 4, 2021

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Nurses condemn state anti-trans health care laws ‘health care is a human right, blocking access is immoral’

National Nurses United today condemned far-right, discriminatory state legislative attacks in Arkansas and North Carolina to restrict health care services for transgender youths as a “disgraceful attack on the human right to health care.”

National Nurses United
April 7, 2021

Nurses hold sign "Save Lives, Safe Staffing"

Good Samaritan San Jose nurses demand change in management of women’s services department

Registered nurses at HCA’s Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose will hold a public action Wednesday, Oct. 14, to demand a change in management of the Women’s Services program due to dangerous workplace conditions that jeopardize patient safety.

California Nurses Association
October 13, 2020

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Nurses criticize election eve Supreme Court nominee, voice alarm at threat to women’s health and safety

National Nurses United criticized the decision of President Trump to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court seat held by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and strongly urges the Senate to honor her dying wish that she not be replaced until after the 2020 presidential race is decided.

National Nurses United
September 26, 2020