The New York State Nurses Association Endorses Letitia James for NYS Attorney General
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2018
Contact: Tara L. Martin I Email: Tara.Martin@nysna.org I Cell: 646.334.8146
New York City – The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), the largest union and association of registered nurses in the state, today issued an enthusiastic endorsement of Letitia “Tish” James for Attorney General of the State of New York. Tish James has demonstrated a profound commitment to leadership at the highest level, facing down the most powerful interests in the cause of justice and equality.
In her role as public advocate for New York City, nurses have seen Tish James fight for justice and equality with compassion and drive. She has distinguished herself as the first African-American woman to hold citywide office in NYC with a list of exceptional accomplishments achieved in the course of five years as public advocate. In the realm of healthcare, housing, the environment, wage protection, and more, the leadership of Tish James is outstanding.
“Tish James knows and defends the value of public education, hailing as a graduate of NYC Public Schools and CUNY. She’s taken on powerful corporate interests and has served as a tireless advocate and spokesperson for marginalized communities: from housing to healthcare to daycare to environmental justice. Her track record reflects courage in combatting corruption in many forms and commitment in stopping the privatization and termination of critical public services. This is why we call her 'the people’s lawyer.’” NYSNA President Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, RN
NYSNA Political Action Chair and First Vice President Marva Wade, RN: “We need an attorney general that will be our champion. We need someone who will prioritize protecting environmental rights, voting rights, healthcare rights, and workers’ rights. We need Tish.”