National Nurses Union endorses Medicare for All candidate in Illinois Congressional race

Written by Shayna Korol | January 05, 2018 | Print  |

The nation's largest union of registered nurses National Nurses United endorsed Marie Newman for Congress as a Democrat. Ms. Newman is running against Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) in Illinois' 3rd Congressional District in the March 20, 2018 primary.

NNU cited Ms. Newman's commitment to support and co-sponsor Medicare for All and the Robin Hood Tax bill in the House of Representatives.

 "Americans trust nurses and nurses trust Marie Newman to be deeply committed to nurses’ values of caring, compassion, and community," said Martese Chism, RN, a member of the Board of Directors of National Nurses Organizing Committee, NNU’s Illinois affiliate. "Medicare for All can make the difference between life and death for millions of our patients. In addition, Marie's passion for campaign finance reform will allow a restoration of our nation’s democracy and will ensure that the will of the people is prioritized over the money of corporations."

Medicare for All is also known as one-payer or single-payer healthcare.

Ms. Newman stated: "I could not be more proud to earn NNU's endorsement and continue our partnership working together to ensure healthcare coverage for everyone across the 3rd district, throughout the state of Illinois and across America."

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