|Pat Kane, RN, joined representatives from more than 50 other groups to call for a fair recovery.
Hundreds of people from more than 50 community, labor, climate change, and faith groups crammed the steps of New York City Hall today. They called for a fair recovery – and NYSNA nurses added our voice.
“The storm exacerbated the serious disparities in a healthcare system that is already broken,” said Pat Kane, RN at Staten Island University Hospital, and one of the featured speakers at today's press conference.
“We need to build a truly humane and just healthcare system that preserves – and widens – our city's safety net,” Kane said.
Kane was joined by representatives from the New York City Council Progressive Caucus, SEIU 32BJ, Queens Congregations United for Action, the Retail Workers, Make the Road NY, the Center for Popular Democracy, 350.org, and TWU Local 100.
We’ve launched a campaign for an equitable recovery. We’re demanding that city, state, and federal officials do more to help the people most impacted by the storm.
And we’re going to keep taking action until every New Yorker has a roof over their head and access to the healthcare they deserve.
The New York State Nurses Association is the voice for hundreds of thousands of frontline nurses. We are New York’s largest union and professional association for registered nurses.