Political Action

NYSNA advocates for laws that set safe staffing levels, protect nursing and our patients, and guarantee healthcare for all. The future of New York healthcare is at stake.

We know from experience that when nurses speak, the public, press and lawmakers listen. Find your elected officials here. Below are tools to inform and empower you to make a difference. 

The New York State budget that was passed late on May 2 adds $2 billion to the governor’s initial budget proposal, for a final state budget of $229 billion for FY 2024.

When New York nurses vote, patients and communities win! Find NYSNA-endorsed candidates, your polling information, and more about your voting rights right here.

NYSNA nurses and healthcare professionals won some important victories as the state legislative session ended late last week!

After weeks of advocacy and action, we have a final state budget for FY2022-2023 that adds $4 billion to the original Executive Proposal, raising total state spending from $216 billion to $220 bill

The recently concluded state legislative session resulted in some important victories for NYSNA members and our patients beyond the hospital and nursing home staffing victories, including:

Safe, quality care depends on enough nurses and frontline caregivers to do the job. That’s why NYSNA fights for safe staffing on every unit, in every healthcare facility in the state. By uniting and organizing together, NYSNA nurses have won serious improvements to staffing through our contracts and the law. Safe staffing saves lives.

NYSNA nurses make our voices heard in Albany to protect our patients and our practice.

NYSNA's mission is to care for all New Yorkers. That's why we endorse a single-payer Medicare for All system that ensures access to high-quality care for everyone

NYSNA is proud to care for ALL New Yorkers. One way that we showcase our important role in the community and our dedication to caring and service is by participating in political, community and cultural events throughout the state. Check out our list of upcoming events and learn how you can participate and represent our profession and our union!