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State Nurses Association endorses Assemblymember Joe Lentol for re-election

May 15, 2020 Editorial Staff
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The New York State Nurses Association on Friday announced that it has endorsed Assemblymember Joe Lentol for re-election. NYSNA, which represents 43,000 frontline nurses, is New York’s largest union and professional association for registered nurses.

Assemblymember Lentol, a lifelong resident of New York City, has represented northern Brooklyn in the New York State Legislature since 1972.

“I am proud to have the backing of the New York State Nurses Association, whose thousands of dedicated members are the heroes at the frontlines of the COVID pandemic, working hard to keep our families safe,” said Assemblyman Lentol. “I have dedicated my career to fighting for worker protections and safety, funding for Medicaid and improvements to our healthcare system, and decisive action on the opioid crisis. COVID-19 has put a spotlight on the critical role that nurses play in our communities, and I am ready to keep fighting alongside NYSNA and its thousands of members to protect our nurses and guarantee healthcare for all.”

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“The coronavirus pandemic has shown how critical it is that we have leaders in our legislature who will demand safe staffing ratios, defend our public hospitals, and fight for worker protections and Medicaid funding,” said NYSNA President Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, RN. “It is more important than ever that we fight to protect the nurses who are risking their lives to keep our families safe, and we know that Assemblyman Lentol will continue fighting for us in Albany.”

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