America's RN Union, CNA/NNOC, Available for Comment Following Obama Speech

Friday, August 29, 2008 General News
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DENVER, Aug. 28 California Nurses Association/NationalNurses Organizing Committee's RN leaders will be available for comment tonightimmediately following Barak Obama's acceptance speech in Denver's Mile HighStadium. Co-presidents Deborah Burger, RN, and Malinda Markowitz, RN, havebeen attending the Democratic National Convention throughout this weeks.

RN co-presidents CNA/NNOC available for interviews immediately followingtonight's acceptance speech. To arrange an interview call Chuck Idelson415-559-8991:

Deborah Burger, RN, is a diabetes educator at Kaiser Permanente in SantaRosa.

Malinda Markowitz, RN, works in a surgical, orthopedics, neurology unit atGood Samaritan Hospital in San Jose.

In the face of this healthcare crisis, which is forcing our nation into arecession, where 79 million Americans have trouble paying their medical bills,and causing the premature and unnecessary deaths of 101,000 Americans everyyear. A broad coalition of activists have been working together at theupcoming Democratic Convention to build support for healthcare reform.

CNA/NNOC, alongside the Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), has beenactively lobbying on the floor and holding events to build support for HR 676(Conyers) and its promise of guaranteed healthcare on the single-payer modelthat is succeeding in nearly every other industrialized democracy.

The convention is being covered on the Guaranteed Healthcare Blog:http://www.GuaranteedHealthcare.org/blog

Representing 80,000 RNs in 50 states, the California NursesAssociation/National Nurses Organizing Committee is the largest andfastest-growing association of direct-care RNs in the nation. Learn more athttp://www.calnurses.org.

SOURCE California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee


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