IN BIGGEST ORGANIZATIONAL ENDORSEMENT YET, CALIFORNIA NURSES ASSOCIATION BACKS DUNWOODY IN CALIFORNIA ASSEMBLY RACE

CNA says Dunwoody is the candidate with "the backbone and experience" to turn single-payer, guaranteed health care into a reality in California

LOS ANGELES, CA – The influential California Nurses Association, representing 95,000 registered nurses, is officially endorsing Steve Dunwoody’s campaign for Assembly, in California’s 54th Assembly District, today.

The CNA endorsement represents the largest organizational endorsement in the race, building on a number of other recent endorsements for the campaign.

In a statement, Malinda Markowitz, co-president of California Nurses Association, said:

“Steve Dunwoody is a fighter for single-payer healthcare for Californians, and has the backbone and experience that we’re going to need in the Assembly to turn single-payer, guaranteed healthcare for all into a reality. 

Steve has been there with us in this fight, and we’re proud to be there with his campaign for assembly.  We’ll do all we can to let people know what kind of champion they’ll have in Sacramento, with Steve Dunwoody, and we’re proud to endorse him."

Dunwoody, accepting the endorsement, said:

“The California Nurses Association has been at the forefront of the fight to ensure every Californian has guaranteed, quality health care as a fundamental human right. In Sacramento, I am going to be fighting right alongside them.

California has a historic opportunity to become the model for the entire country for how health care should work, and we must seize upon that opportunity, without delay. I am humbled, and honored, to have our campaign endorsed by such a well-respected, and impactful group, and I cannot wait to get to work with them, in the Assembly.”