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Nurse holds sign "Save Lives, PPE Now"

Nurses applaud PPE bill signed by Gov. Newsom today

In a big win for nurses and other health care workers, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation today to require hospitals to create and maintain a stockpile of N95 masks, gowns, and other personal protective equipment (PPE).

California Nurses Association
September 29, 2020

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Nurses renew push for longer hospital closure warning despite Newsom veto

The California Nurses Association is back this year with legislation requiring more advance warning for hospital closures, a proposal that Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed last year.

Angela Hart, Politico
February 4, 2020

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RN Mary Jane Perry in Bahamas

RNRN Sends Nurses to Disaster Areas

When a hurricane turns Category 5 of a massive earthquake devastates a region, it’s a sure bet that the nurses of Registered Nurse Response Network are already recruiting nurse volunteers to help. A disaster relief program sponsored by National Nurses United and California Nurses Foundation, RNRN was organized in 2005 in the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, which dramatically exposed America’s flawed disaster relief system. RNRN volunteer nurses traveled to the devastated Gulf Coast to help provide care for the hundreds of thousands of people abandoned and without food, water, shelter, medical aid, nursing care, or even a basic evacuation plan.

Eleanor Godfrey, Director, Registered Nurse Response Network
January 15, 2020

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See a list of California legislative bills the California Nurses Association is supporting, opposing, and watching.