Press Release

Union Nurses endorse Congresswoman Ilhan Omar for re-election

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar holding microphone

National Nurses United (NNU), the largest union of registered nurses in the United States, today announced they have endorsed Congresswoman Ilhan Omar for re-election in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District, where she has fought to protect nurses and patients with real solutions that comprehensively address the nurse staffing crisis, strengthen unions and protect working families, and guarantee health care for all.  

“Congresswoman Omar has demonstrated for three consecutive terms that she has the experience and leadership necessary to successfully represent the diverse working communities of Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District,” said NNU President Jean Ross, RN. “She has been fighting for nurses since she came to Congress. She has constantly championed health care for all, health and safety protections in the workplace, good union jobs, reproductive freedom, and clean air and water in our communities. A vote for Ilhan Omar is a vote for continued progress in Minneapolis, where residents can be proud of their member of Congress. That is why today, nurses stand with Ilhan Omar.”

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 re-elect Ilhan Omar and continuing to work closely with her 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 Congresswoman Omar as the candidate who embodies their values of caring, compassion, and community.

NNU represents nearly 225,000 nurses across the nation and advocates for policies and legislation that improves the lives of nurses and communities everywhere. The Minnesota Nurses Association is an affiliate of NNU.

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.