Press Release

Union nurses endorse Assemblymember Evan Low for Congress

Evan Low visits strike line with nurses

National Nurses United (NNU), the largest union of registered nurses in the United States, today announced they have endorsed Assemblymember Evan Low to represent California’s 16th Congressional District, home to nearly 750,000 people and over a thousand members of California Nurses Association (CNA) in Santa Clara, San Mateo, and Santa Cruz counties.

“Nurses are proud to endorse Evan Low for Congress because as a California Assemblymember, he is a courageous champion for LGBTQ+ equality and rights, a stalwart opponent of racism, and an effective advocate for working families,” said NNU President Zenei Triunfo-Cortez, RN. “Nurses look forward to working with Evan Low in Congress to achieve full equality for all, to fight racism, to win continued progress toward guaranteed healthcare for all, and to protect and expand our democracy.”

“Our nurses do invaluable work every day to keep us healthy,” said Assemblymember Low. “That’s why I’m proud to have earned the endorsement of National Nurses United in reflection of our shared commitment to fair pay, better working conditions, and quality healthcare for all.”

NNU supports candidates who are committed to building a broad movement for transformative social change that includes safe patient staffing in all hospitals across the country, protecting the rights of workers to organize, and guaranteeing health care to everyone. NNU looks forward to helping elect Evan Low and working closely with him in Congress on the important issues that affect registered nurses, our patients, and our communities.

In a recent Gallup poll, nurses were voted the most trusted profession in the United States for the 22nd consecutive year. Nurses across the country trust Evan Low as the candidate who embodies their values of caring, compassion, and community.

NNU represents 225,000 nurses across the nation, and their affiliate, CNA, represents over 100,000 nurses in more than 200 facilities throughout the state.

National Nurses United is the largest and fastest-growing union and professional association of registered nurses in the United States with nearly 225,000 members nationwide. NNU affiliates include California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, DC Nurses Association, Michigan Nurses Association, Minnesota Nurses Association, and New York State Nurses Association.