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New York State’s Largest Nurses Union Endorses Bill de Blasio for Mayor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 23, 2017

Contact: Shaniqua Henry-Davis: sdavis@kivvit.com 212-929-0669

NEW YORK STATE’S LARGEST NURSES UNION ENDORSES BILL DE BLASIO FOR MAYOR

NEW YORK, NY – The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), as an extension of the work fighting for quality and affordable patient care for all New Yorkers, today issued endorsements for candidates running in the upcoming 2017 Primary Election.  NYSNA – which represents nearly 40,000 registered nurses throughout the state – has led the fight to safeguard hospitals and healthcare agencies and ensuring health care access in every community in New York.

“These candidates have a proven history of fighting to protect NYC Health + Hospitals against the onslaught of budget cuts coming from Washington. That’s why NYSNA is officially making these endorsements today,” said Judith Cutchin, RN, President of the NYSNA NYC Health + Hospitals/Mayoral Agencies Executive Council and a registered nurse at Woodhull Medical Center.“Every day, they stand up and fight for New York City residents, they fight to keep our public hospitals open and serving our most vulnerable patients and on behalf of the thousands of nurses in NYC and the thousands that serve within our public hospital system, we applaud and enthusiastically support these candidates who stand with our patients and communities.”

“As Mayor, my administration has made improving the physical and mental health of all our residents a top priority, but in order to effectively do this, we must ensure that our medical infrastructure is properly staffed with high-quality health care professionals — especially nurses. NYSNA has been on the front lines of some of the biggest health challenges facing our great city. It’s a true honor to stand by their side and receive their endorsement here today. Together, I know we can continue to build a better, healthier future for all New Yorkers,” said Mayor de Blasio.

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