For Immediate Release
Contact: Joely Johnson, 518.782.9400, ext. 224
North Syracuse, Sept. 23, 2008 - The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) announced its endorsement of Al Stirpe for state Assembly at a press conference held today.
“The Nurses Association wants to thank Assemblyman Stirpe for his help in passing the ban on mandatory overtime for nurses,” said Tina Gerardi, CEO of the NYSNA. “We also appreciate his sponsorship of important bills that promote education and safe staffing for nurses. We wish him success in maintaining his position in the Assembly.”
In just his first two years, Al Stirpe has made a real difference. A leading voice for better health care, Stirpe:
“I’ll continue fighting on behalf of the men and women who have selflessly worked to keep us healthy and put New York at the forefront of medicine,” Stirpe said. “As an economic crisis bears down on our hardworking families, I remain focused on making universal health care a reality in New York.”
The New York State Nurses Association is the voice for nursing in the Empire State. With more than 36,000 members, it is the state's largest union and professional association for registered nurses. It supports nurses and nursing practice through education, research, legislative advocacy, and collective bargaining.