Press Release

California nurses to march and rally at state capitol for California Nurses Association lobbying day May 14

Group of nurses marching towards CA Capitol building, holding banner "Patients over Profits"

Registered nurses from across California will march and rally in Sacramento, Calif., on May 14 ahead of lobby visits with lawmakers at the state capitol to discuss nurses’ priority legislation, announced California Nurses Association (CNA) today. CNA represents over 100,000 nurses across California.

A short march will step off from the Crest Theater at 1013 K St. at 10:55 a.m., followed by a rally at the west steps of the California State Capitol Building at 11:05 a.m., featuring speeches from nurse union leaders and state legislators.

Who: RNs from across California
What: March and rally for CNA California lobby day
When and Where: Tuesday, May 14, in Sacramento
March begins at Crest Theater, 1013 K. St., at 10:55 a.m., 
Rally at the west steps of the California State Capitol at 11:05 a.m.

Nurses serve as patient advocates everywhere they go, from the bedside to the bargaining table to the halls of the state legislature. They’ll bring their advocacy to lawmakers to show their support for essential legislation to improve patient care and California’s entire health care system, including proposed legislation on single-payer CalCare, emergency behavioral health reforms, leveling the playing field for student nurses seeking required clinical placements, and removing medical debt from patients’ credit reports.

For more information about CNA’s supported legislation, visit CNA’s website or see fact sheets on nurses’ key issues below:

California Nurses Association has more than 100,000 members in more than 200 facilities throughout California and nearly 225,000 RNs nationwide. CNA is an affiliate of National Nurses United, the largest and fastest-growing union and professional association of registered nurses in the nation.