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Tue Nov 12, 2019, 10:16 AM

 

National Nurses United Endorses Bernie Sanders for President

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/12/us/politics/bernie-sanders-nurses-endorsement.html

WASHINGTON — The country’s largest nurses’ union will endorse Senator Bernie Sanders for president this week, a significant boost to his campaign from a major ally in the fight for his signature health care proposal.

The union, National Nurses United, fervently supported Mr. Sanders’s last bid for the White House in 2016, and its members have been significant players in Democratic politics since then, showing up in red T-shirts to support Mr. Sanders’s progressive allies in intraparty battles. They have also canvassed neighborhoods in swing congressional districts, urging voters to get behind “Medicare for all,” Mr. Sanders’s plan for a nationalized health insurance system.

“We know what we have done and what it takes to bring about fundamental change, and it’s massive organizing and a mass movement,” said Jean Ross, a co-president of the union. “Of all the candidates, Bernie is the one who understands that.”

The union plans to formally endorse Mr. Sanders on Friday at a news conference in Oakland, Calif.
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HerbChestnut Nov 2019 OP
Xandric77 Nov 2019 #1
HerbChestnut Nov 2019 #3
HerbChestnut Nov 2019 #2
Hoyt Nov 2019 #4
Act_of_Reparation Nov 2019 #5
Xandric77 Nov 2019 #6
HerbChestnut Nov 2019 #7
ritapria Nov 2019 #9
Act_of_Reparation Nov 2019 #8
corbettkroehler Nov 2019 #18
George II Nov 2019 #11
HerbChestnut Nov 2019 #13
George II Nov 2019 #15
PhoenixDem Nov 2019 #10
HerbChestnut Nov 2019 #12
George II Nov 2019 #14
OilemFirchen Nov 2019 #16
George II Nov 2019 #17
W_HAMILTON Nov 2019 #20
George II Nov 2019 #21
Uncle Joe Nov 2019 #19
TidalWave46 Nov 2019 #22
LanternWaste Nov 2019 #23

Response to HerbChestnut (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 10:18 AM

1. They endorsed him in 2015

 

No surprise.
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Response to Xandric77 (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 10:25 AM

3. Not surprising, but still a big deal.

 

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Response to HerbChestnut (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 10:31 AM

4. To put that in perspective, National Nurses United membership is roughly 5.24% of RNs in USA.

 

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 10:38 AM

5. To put that in perspective, it is the largest union of RN's in the US.

 

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 10:39 AM

6. That's relative perspective

 

I like the statistic regarding nurses as a whole.
if all nurses unions are tiny, then being the largest isn't a big deal.
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Response to Xandric77 (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 10:54 AM

7. 5.24% is just below the average union size in the private sector

 

and represents over 150,000 total members. More importantly, NNU deploys members across the country to canvass for their endorsed candidates. People considering who to vote for will see registered nurses (in their red shirts) advocating for M4A and Bernie, which is a powerful message.
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Response to HerbChestnut (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 10:56 AM

9. Hear, Hear

 

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Response to Xandric77 (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 10:56 AM

8. If you're cynical, sure.

 

I mean, I'm not a prospective Bernie Sanders voter, but I'm not so upset about him getting an endorsement that I immediately take to the interwebs to dismiss its importance.

Frankly, I'm glad Nurses United is involved in this process.
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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 12:48 PM

18. I Appreciate Your Willingness To Remain Rational

 

Too many Bernie bashers enjoy spending their time trying to turn every piece of good news for the Sanders campaign into something negative.

I don't do that when a candidate other than Sanders receives good news. In some cases, I even congratulate that other candidate right here.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 10:59 AM

11. Actually it's less that 4%. They have 150,000 members, there are 3.8M Registered Nurses in the US.

 

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Response to George II (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 11:04 AM

13. The Bureau of Labor Statistics disagrees.

 

https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291141.htm
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Response to HerbChestnut (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 11:11 AM

15. American Association of Colleges of Nursing agrees.

 

https://www.aacnnursing.org/News-Information/Fact-Sheets/Nursing-Fact-Sheet

Nursing is the nation's largest healthcare profession, with more than 3.8 million registered nurses (RNs) nationwide
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Response to HerbChestnut (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 10:58 AM

10. No kidding?

 

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Response to PhoenixDem (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 11:01 AM

12. I know it's hilarious, right?

 

The largest union of registered nurses endorses the candidate that shares their views on healthcare! So funny!
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Response to HerbChestnut (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 11:09 AM

14. Is he going to reject their Super PAC's financial support?

 

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Response to George II (Reply #14)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 11:25 AM

16. In the 2016 election cycle, the PAC spent 96.2% of their receipts on Senator Sanders.

 

$4,788,647.

https://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/indexpend.php?cmte=C00490375&cycle=2016&txt=

To pretend that they are anything other than a Sanders PAC oughtta be embarrassing.
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Response to OilemFirchen (Reply #16)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 11:32 AM

17. Correct, and they have as grim a record with their endorsements as Justice Democrats....

 

....and other associated organizations.

They spent money on 13 candidates back then, 11 lost (85%), and one of the two winners was an incumbent.
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Response to George II (Reply #14)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 12:56 PM

20. This was the first question that popped into my mind as well.

 

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Response to W_HAMILTON (Reply #20)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 01:03 PM

21. In 2016 they spent $4.7M in independent expenditures supporting him.

 

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Response to HerbChestnut (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 12:54 PM

19. Kicked and recommended.

 

Thanks for the thread HerbChestnut.
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Response to HerbChestnut (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 01:12 PM

22. While their membership is pretty small...

 

Sanders will benefit from the millions their Super PAC will spend on him.
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Response to HerbChestnut (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 01:34 PM

23. The Sanders campaign could certainly use their PAC dollars to assist his dismal polling.

 

Though I doubt they'll ever refer to PAC money as such.
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