Who better to heal Albany with an agenda of quality healthcare for all, better schools and jobs, a clean environment, women's rights, an end to gun violence, and more? Two outstanding NYSNA members: Pat Kane, RN and NYSNA Treasurer; and Karines Reyes, RN. NYSNA proudly gives our endorsement to these two members running for state assembly. Once elected, they would join State Assemblymember Aileen Gunther, RN, sponsor of the nurse ratio bill, the Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act. What a great prospect for nurses, patients and the communities in the districts these two RNs seek to represent.
Pat Kane, RN and NYSNA Treasurer for New York State Assembly District 61
If you want to donate to or volunteer for Pat Kane's campaign for State Assembly,
Pat, an RN for 35 years, has worked at Staten Island University Hospital while tirelessly seeking to better the lives of the people of Staten Island. She is running in District 61. A resident of S.I. for more than 50 years, she has worked on many issues, including substance abuse, the lack of mental health services, domestic violence, workers’ rights and recovery and rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy. She knows the ins and outs of the NYS budget and what it takes to move a progressive policy agenda through Albany.
Karines Reyes, RN for New York State Assembly District 87
If you want to donate to or volunteer for Karines Reyes's campaign for State Assembly,
contact FriendsofKarinesReyes@gmail.com or call 347-993-3354
Karines, who is running in District 87, has lived in the district for 18 years and an RN at Montefiore Weiler in the Bronx for five years. As a woman of Dominican and Puerto Rican heritage, Karines has special insights into the needs of the district's communities. She speaks with knowledge about equitable funding for local public schools, state investment in infrastructure to address transportation needs and economic development to bring jobs to the Bronx. With experience as RN and NYSNA member, her call for funding for community hospitals to counter threats of federal cuts rings loud and clear. She also answered the call to travel to Puerto Rico to provide medical assistance to people affected by the damage of Hurricane Maria.