By New York State Nurses Association | October 31, 2020

Nurses prioritize candidates that advocate for a more just healthcare system  

New York, NY—The New York State Nurses Association has been getting out the vote for candidates who will ensure New York is prepared for crises like COVID-19 and who will build a more just healthcare system.   

NYSNA is proud to endorse and get out the vote for Max Rose for Congressional District 11. We believe he will continue to be a strong advocate for nurses, patients, and the communities of Staten Island and Southern Brooklyn.   

“Max Rose has a strong record of standing up workers, nurses and healthcare professionals, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, when we’ve needed federal support the most,” said NYSNA Executive Director Pat Kane, RN. “He stood with us on the frontlines, advocated for hazard pay, helped secure Cares Act funding, and worked tirelessly to get our nurses PPE.” 

Rose deployed with his National Guard unit to outfit the City’s only COVID-only hospital on Staten Island. He also voted for the Heroes Act and has been a leader in pushing a bipartisan coalition to bring to the floor a COVID relief bill that can pass both chambers.    

With 40,000 members throughout New York State, NYSNA nurses have been engaged in several priority electoral races, partnering with labor and community-based organizations to talk to voters on the street and organize virtual phone banks to get out the vote.  

Earlier this week, NYSNA nurses participated with other union members in a virtual phone bank in support of Max Rose. 

In the 2020 elections, NYSNA nurses have prioritized working to elect and re-elect NYSNA champions who will move a bold agenda to protect the public’s health with safe staffing, healthcare for all, and fair taxation. 

“With no end in sight to the COVID-19 pandemic, and as we see cases rise in New York State and throughout the U.S., it is vital that we elect leaders who will advocate for healthcare justice, strong worker protections, and economic solutions that help heal the communities hardest hit by the pandemic and racial injustice,” said NYSNA Executive Director, Pat Kane, RN.   



The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) represents more than 42,000 members in New York State. We are New York’s largest union and professional association for registered nurses. For more information, please visit our website at www.nysna.org.