NYSNA endorses Eliot Spitzer
Nurses' PAC contributes to Democrat’s campaign
Nov. 2, 2006 – NYSNA officially announced its endorsement of Eliot Spitzer, the Democratic candidate for governor of New York.
During a meeting with Spitzer at his midtown Manhattan campaign office, NYSNA representatives delivered a check from the NYSNA Political Action Committee. Verlia Brown, president of NYSNA; Anne Bové, president of the Delegate Assembly; and Kim Moore-Ward, associate director of the Economic & General Welfare program, participated in the meeting.
“NYSNA is confident that it can work with Mr. Spitzer to achieve needed reforms in our state's healthcare system," said Brown. “We are looking forward to Day One, and every day after that, knowing that New York will be in capable hands.”
Spitzer said that he was humbled to receive the endorsement from NYSNA members. “I stand proudly with registered nurses,” he said. “We will work together to solve the healthcare crises, including the nursing shortage, affecting our state.”
With more than 34,000 members, NYSNA is the oldest and largest state nurses' association in the nation. It is an influential union for RNs, representing nurses in New York and New Jersey. Offering a wide range of services to its members, NYSNA fosters high standards of nursing education and practice and works to advance the profession through legislative activity. It is a constituent of the American Nurses Association and of the United American Nurses, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO.