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NNU National Endorsements

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National Nurses United is committed to building a broad movement for transformative social change and confronting the powerful interests that dominate our economic and political system. We are proud to support Congressional, state, and local candidates that share nurses’ values of caring, compassion, and community.

NNU Endorses Joe Biden

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* denotes incumbent candidate

** denotes dual endorsement

California Federal Candidates

  • President of the United States - Joe Biden
  • U.S. House of Representatives, CA-1 - Audrey Denney
  • U.S. House of Representatives, CA-2 - Jared Huffman*
  • U.S. House of Representatives, CA-13 - Barbara Lee*
  • U.S. House of Representatives, CA-17 - Ro Khanna*
  • U.S. House of Representatives, CA-19 - Zoe Lofgren*
  • U.S. House of Representatives, CA-27 - Judy Chu*
  • U.S. House of Representatives, CA-41 - Mark Takano*
  • U.S. House of Representatives, CA-45 - Katie Porter*
  • U.S. House of Representatives, CA-47 - Alan Lowenthal*
  • U.S. House of Representatives, CA-53 - Georgette Gomez

California State Senate

  • Senate (SD 1) - Pamela Swartz
  • Senate (SD 5) - Susan Talamantes Eggman
  • Senate (SD 13) - Sally Lieber
  • Senate (SD 15) - Dave Cortese
  • Senate (SD 17) - John Laird
  • Senate (SD 21) - Kipp Mueller
  • Senate (SD 23) - Kris Goodfellow **
  • Senate (SD 23) - Abigail Medina **
  • Senate (SD 28) - Joy Silver
  • Senate (SD 29) - Josh Newman
  • Senate (SD 33) - Lena Gonzalez*
  • Senate (SD 35) - Steven Bradford*
  • Senate (SD 37) - Dave Min

California State Assembly

  • Assembly (AD 1) - Elizabeth Betancourt
  • Assembly (AD 6) - Jackie Smith
  • Assembly (AD 13) - Kathy Miller
  • Assembly (AD 15) - Buffy Wicks*
  • Assembly (AD 20) - Bill Quirk*
  • Assembly (AD 25) - Alex Lee
  • Assembly (AD 26) - Drew Phelps
  • Assembly (AD 35) - Dawn Addis
  • Assembly (AD 36) - Johnathon Ervin
  • Assembly (AD 37) - Steve Bennett
  • Assembly (AD 38) - Dina Cervantes**
  • Assembly (AD 38) - Brandii Grace**
  • Assembly (AD 42) - Deni Antionette Mazingo
  • Assembly (AD 43) - Laura Friedman*
  • Assembly (AD 55) - Andrew Rodriguez
  • Assembly (AD 57) - Lisa Calderon
  • Assembly (AD 59) - Reggie Jones- Sawyer*
  • Assembly (AD 68) - Melissa Fox
  • Assembly (AD 72) - Diedre Thu-Ha Nguyen
  • Assembly (AD 74) - Cottie Petrie- Norris*
  • Assembly (AD 75) - Kate Schwartz
  • Assembly (AD 78) - Chris Ward

California Board of Equalization

  • BOE (District 2) - Malia M. Cohen*

California Local Candidates

  • Alameda County Board of Supervisors, District 1 - Vinnie Bacon
  • Alameda County Board of Supervisors, District 4 - Nate Miley
  • Berkeley City Council, District 2 - Cheryl Davila*
  • Berkeley City Council, District 5 - Sophie Hahn*
  • Berkeley City Council, District 6 - Richard Illgen
  • Berkeley Mayor - Jesse Arreguín*
  • Butte County Board of Supervisors, District 4 - Sue Hilderbrand
  • Chico City Council, District 3 - Ann Schwab
  • Chico City Council, District 7 - Rich Ober
  • Eden Township Healthcare District, Board of Directors, At-Large - Winny Knowles
  • Eden Township Healthcare District, Board of Directors, At-Large - Pamela Russo
  • Grover Beach Mayor - Jeff Lee
  • Hemet City Council, District 1 - DeniAntionette Mazingo
  • Humboldt County Supervisor, Distrcit 1 - Cliff Berkowitz
  • Irvine City Council, At-Large - Dual Endorsement - Lauren Johnson-Norris & Tammy Kim
  • Long Beach City Council, District 2 - Eduardo Lara
  • Long Beach City Council, District 6 - Suely Saro
  • Long Beach City Council, District 8 - Al Austin*
  • Long Beach Unified School District, District 2 – Tonia Reyes Uranga
  • Los Angeles City Council, District 10 - Mark Ridley-Thomas
  • Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Dist. 2 - Holly Mitchell
  • Los Angeles Unified School District, District 5 - Jackie Goldberg*
  • Monterey Board of Supervisors, District 4 - Wendy Root Askew
  • Oakland City Council, District 1 - Dan Kalb
  • Oakland City Council, District 3 - Carroll Fife
  • Oakland City Council, At-Large Seat - Rebecca Kaplan*
  • Oceanside City Mayor - Esther Sanchez
  • Oceanside City Council, District 4 - Michelle Gomez
  • Orange County Board of Supervisors, District 1 - Sergio Contreras
  • Palomar Health Board of Directors, Zone #2 - Tom Kumura
  • Richmond City Council, District 1 - Melvin Willis
  • Richmond City Council, District 5 - Gayle McLaughlin
  • Richmond City Council, District 6 - Claudia Jimenez
  • Sacramento City Council, District 8 - Mai Yang
  • Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, District 3 - Gregg Fishman
  • San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, District 5 - Joe Baca Jr.
  • San Diego County Board of Supervisors, District 1 - Nora Vargas
  • San Diego Mayor - Todd Gloria
  • San Francisco Board of Supervisors, District 1 - Connie Chan (November 2020 election)
  • San Francisco Board of Supervisors, District 5 - Dean Preston* (November 2020 election)
  • San Francisco Board of Supervisors, District 7 (Ranked Endorsement) - #1 Vilaska Nguyen & #2 Myrna Melgar
  • San Francisco Board of Supervisors, District 11 (Ranked Endorsement) - #1 John Avalos & #2 Ahsha Safai
  • San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors, District 5 - Rhodesia Ransom
  • San Jose City Council, District 6 - Jake Tonkel
  • San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors, District 5 - Ellen Beraud
  • San Luis Obispo Mayor - Heidi Harmon*
  • Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, District 3 - Shirlee Zane*
  • Tracy City Council, At-Large - William Muetzenberg
  • Tri-City Healthcare District, Board of Directors, Division 1 - Adela Sanchez
  • Tri-City Healthcare District, Board of Directors, Division 7 - Nina Chaya
  • Ventura County Board of Supervisors, Dist. 5 - Carmen Ramirez
  • Washington Township Healthcare District, Board of Directors - Chitra Ramanathan

California State Measures

  • Proposition 15 - Tax on Commercial & Industrial Properties for Education and Local Government Funding Initiative "Schools & Communities First" - Support
  • Proposition 16 - Repeal Proposition 209 Affirmative Action Amendment - Support
  • Proposition 19 - Changes Certain Property Tax Rules - "Home Protection for Seniors, Severely Disabled, Families, and Victims of Wildfire or Natural Disasters" - Support
  • Proposition 21 - Expand Local Governments' Authority to Enact Rent Control on Residential Property - "Rental Affordability Act" - Support
  • Proposition 22 - App-Based Drivers as Contractors & Labor Policies Initiative - Oppose
  • Proposition 24 - Amends Consumer Privacy Laws - Oppose
  • Proposition 25 - Referendum On Law That Replaced Money Bail System Based on Public Safety & Flight Risk - Amends Consumer Privacy Laws - Support

Local Measures

  • San Benito County – Measure R – Cabrillo Community College District - Cabrillo College Technology, Job Training, Classroom Repair Measure - Supported
  • San Diego - Measure B - Commission on Police Practices Amendment - Support
  • San Francisco - Measure K - Affordable Housing Authorization - Support
  • San Francisco - Measure L - Business Tax Based on Comparison of Top Executive's Pay to Employees' Pay - Support
  • San Francisco – A SF Public Bank, the resolution calling for the implementation of a municipal bank in San Francisco - Supported