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New York State Nurses Association Biography

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“We are half a million nurses and healthcare workers and we declare our strong support for policies that address the dangers of climate change and prioritize public health, green jobs and renewable energy…

We must take the effects of pollution and climate change seriously, and take bold steps to ensure a healthy future, including strongly restricting the use of dirty fuels and investing in clean energy research, development, and jobs…

Together, we can stop this pipeline and build a sustainable vision of our future which includes a stable climate, green jobs, renewable fuels and a clean, healthy environment for all.”

“Unions Representing Half a Million Nurses & Healthcare Workers Declare Opposition to Keystone XL Pipeline, Vow to Mobilize Thousands of Members for UN Climate March,”, July 24, 2014


“The New York State Nurses Association is a union of 37,000 frontline nurses standing together for strength at work, our practice, safe staffing, and healthcare for all. We are New York’s largest union and professional association for registered nurses.”

“About NYSA,” (accessed Jan. 16, 2015)


“We are 37,000 nurses working together to win safe staffing, keep hospitals open for care, stop the Wall Street attack on our patients, and win healthcare for all.

In 2011, we started a process to transform our union. The old NYSNA was too bureaucratic. Members did not have a voice or power. We voted overwhelmingly to change that, and we are making NYSNA a truly democratic and powerful union.

We’re using our new structure to build a mass movement, powered by nurses like you. Use the form on this page to connect with us and stay up to date.”

“Our Vision,” (accessed Jan. 16, 2015)

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