The California Nurses Association (CNA) has endorsed former East Bay Assemblymember Sandré Swanson for State Senate.
The CNA’s support follows recent endorsements by East Bay leaders and labor groups, including the California School Employees Association and Teamsters Joint Council 7.
Swanson’s campaign has earned the support of every State Legislator whose district substantially overlaps with the 9th Senate District, as well as East Bay Congresswoman Barbara Lee.
“California’s nurses are united in support of Sandré Swanson. Swanson is a champion for the rights of patients and for ensuring safe workplaces for healthcare workers,” CNA Co-President Malinda Markowitz, RN said. “Sandré Swanson is the clear choice for State Senate and the California Nurses Association is proud to endorse his campaign.”
“California’s nurses are the front-line of our medical system and health care delivery in our state. The life-saving contributions of our nurses for our communities cannot be overstated,” said Swanson.
“As the former chair of the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee and a strong supporter of working families,” said Swanson, “I look forward to continued working relationship with nurses and other health care professionals in the Senate. The California Nurses Association have been unwavering in their support for accessible health care in our State.”