Racial Justice Press Releases

Submitted by ADonahue on February 22, 2021
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

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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

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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

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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

Applicaiton for DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Nurses condemn federal judge’s decision on DACA

National Nurses United (NNU) Friday condemned the ruling by a federal judge in Texas to declare unlawful the highly successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that has enabled young people who came to the United States undocumented as children to remain in this country.

National Nurses United
July 17, 2021

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National Nurses United statement on latest Supreme Court ruling on voting rights in Arizona case

In light of the latest Supreme Court decision Thursday upholding two discriminatory Arizona voting laws, National Nurses United (NNU) today urged the Senate to repeal the anti-democratic filibuster needed to overcome Republican obstruction to facilitate passage of the For the People Act on voting rights and other critical legislation.

National Nurses United
July 1, 2021