Racial Justice Press Releases

Submitted by ADonahue on February 22, 2021
Many nurses in front of capitol building holding banner "National Nurses United: The National Voice for Direct-Care RNs"

Nurses condemn new Florida bill as sweeping attack on higher education

NNU today urged the rejection of a new Florida bill intended to ban funding for diversity, equity, and inclusion programs and eliminate majors focused on the study of race and gender in Florida colleges and universities calling it an attack on students of color, women, and access for all students to essential curriculum in higher education.

National Nurses United
February 28, 2023

Group of nurses inside hospital hold signs "Nurses Say: Black Lives Matter" and "Racism is a Public Health Crisis"

National Nurses United statement on Tyre Nichols’ death and police practices

Nurses mourn the tragic death of Tyre Nichols at the hands of Memphis police. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and the community fighting for justice in the wake of his killing.

National Nurses United
January 31, 2023

Bombed building in Gaza

National Nurses United condemns Gaza bombardment

NNU joins the international community in condemning this attack on civilians, on children, on health care infrastructure, health care workers, and public health.

National Nurses United
August 9, 2022

National Nurses United

Nurses mourn schoolchildren and teachers murdered in Texas, say lack of gun control laws clearly threatens public health

The registered nurses of NNU and NYSNA are deeply disturbed by Congress’ refusal to reduce gun violence and ensure safe schools, workplaces, and all areas of society by enacting desperately needed gun control laws.

National Nurses United/New York State Nurses Association
May 25, 2022

Group of nurses in hospital hold signs "Racism is a Public Health Crisis" and "Black Lives Matter"

Nurses on Buffalo massacre: Moral outrage not enough, it’s long past time for accountability and action

NNU echoed the widespread shock and horror at the deadly, racist attack in Buffalo and pledged to work with elected officials and community organizations to hold accountable not just the perpetrators of white supremacist terrorism, but also those who inspire and encourage them.

National Nurses United
May 17, 2022

Nurses hold signs "Black Lives Matter" and "Racism is a public health crisis"

Nurses welcome convictions for murder of Ahmaud Arbery, say trial a reminder of needed reforms in nation’s legal system

NNU welcomed the conviction of the three white assailants on most of the counts for the murder of the unarmed Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Georgia today.

National Nurses United
November 24, 2021

Graphic "National Nurses United", with logo

NNU Nurses: Rittenhouse verdict a threat to free speech, right to protest, and an acceptance of vigilantism

NNU today expressed alarm at the message emerging from the acquittal of right-wing vigilante Kyle Rittenhouse for killing two people and wounding another during a Black Lives Matter protest last year.

National Nurses United
November 19, 2021

Nurses outside The White House holding signs calling for nurse, patient, and public safety

Nurses urge rapid implementation of recommendations by President Biden’s Covid-19 Health Equity Task Force

RNs call on Biden administration and Congress to take action to end the pandemic, address structural racism, and prevent future pandemics.

National Nurses United
November 10, 2021

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Registered nurses at Emanate’s Queen of the Valley and Intercommunity Hospitals ratify new four-year contract

RNs say new agreement will increase patient safety and improve infectious disease protocols.

California Nurses Association
October 20, 2021

Patient of color looking out of hospital window

California nurses welcome signing of bill to tackle implicit bias in nursing education as step forward on racial health disparity

CNA welcomed Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature enacting landmark legislation to require implicit bias education and training for nursing students and new graduates in California, an important step in addressing persistent racial disparities, particularly in health care.

California Nurses Association
October 4, 2021