Racial Justice Press Releases

Submitted by ADonahue on February 22, 2021
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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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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CNA logo

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