Press Release

Union nurses endorse Congresswoman Summer Lee for re-election

Congresswoman Summer Lee stands at podium
Congresswoman Summer Lee. Photo by Mark Dixon via Flickr.

National Nurses United (NNU), the largest union of registered nurses in the United States, today announced they have endorsed Congresswoman Summer Lee for re-election in Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District, where she has already delivered good-paying jobs, a cleaner environment, and leadership on reproductive health care. 

“Congresswoman Lee has demonstrated, time and again, the experience and leadership necessary to successfully represent working people,” said NNU President Nancy Hagans, RN. “She has been steadfast in upholding nurses’ values of health care for all, reproductive freedom, clean air and water, and good-paying union jobs. A vote for Summer Lee is a vote for continued progress in the Mon Valley, where residents can be proud of their member of Congress. That is why today, nurses stand with Summer Lee.”

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 Summer Lee 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 of U.S. adults, nurses were voted the most trusted profession in the United States for the 22nd consecutive year. Nurses across the country trust Congresswoman Lee as the candidate who embodies their values of caring, compassion, and community.

NNU represents 225,000 nurses across the nation and advocates for policies and legislation that improves the lives of nurses and communities everywhere. 

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.