With elections coming up on November 4, nurses are taking our issues straight to the candidates. Today, NYSNA members from across Long Island endorsed 5 Long Island candidates running for office in the November general election at a press conference at the Valley Stream LIRR train station. NYSNA members throughout the region were excited to announce the endorsement of the following candidates:
- Kathleen Rice (Candidate for US House)
- Tim Bishop (Candidate for US House)
- Adrienne Esposito (Candidate for NY State Senate)
- Michaelle Solages (Candidate for NY State Assembly)
- Thomas Schiliro (Candidate for NY State Assembly)
“We need dynamic leadership on Long Island, and we’re confident these candidates will address the crisis in patient care, protect the rights of women by supporting the Women’s Equality Act and will secure resources for Long Island families,” said Verginia Stewart, a registered nurse at Metropolitan Hospital and a member of the NYSNA’s Board of Directors.
Each of these candidates has a vision for the future of our communities and they will fight for issues that are important to nurses and our patients.
“These candidates have a proven track record of delivering for Long Island working families and they are NYSNA’s choice to continue to move our county forward,” said Seth Dressekie, a Valley Stream resident and a registered nurse at Woodhull Hospital. “NYSNA is confident that their activism will continue — once elected — on issues of importance to nurses, our patients, and working people in New York State.”
NYSNA leaders recommended these endorsements citing each candidate’s strong record of leadership on key issues such as advocating for quality patient care on Long Island, their support for safer nurse-to-patient staffing ratios in area hospitals, improving opportunities and access in the healthcare sector, strengthening government services and championing middle class and working families.
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