NEW YORK, NY — May 23, 2020 — Declaring that Congressman Eliot L. Engel is a “crucial voice in this time of crisis when nurses are putting their lives on the line,” the American Nurses Association Political Action Committee has endorsed the veteran Representative for re-election in New York’s 16th District.
“Congressman Eliot has been a public health care advocate throughout his career and believes empowering nurses is good for patients and good for the country,” said American Nurses Association President Ernest J. Grant. “Engel is a crucial voice in this time of crisis when nurses are putting their lives on the line so we can recover faster and stronger. We need a member of Congress that will make it a priority to transform the country’s health care system into one that is high quality, affordable and accessible.”
ANA-PAC endorses candidates who display a commitment to advancing the nursing profession and advocating on health care issues that affect nurses and the public, both on Capitol Hill and in their congressional districts.
“Nurses are on the front line of this pandemic, and I will continue to fight to deliver the PPE they need to save lives,” said Congressman Engel, a founding member of the Medicare for All Caucus. “I’m honored to accept this endorsement, particularly in this time of crisis – and I pledge to continue the fight to expand and improve the quality of public healthcare for all.”
The American Nurses Association is the premier organization representing the interests of the nation’s 4 million registered nurses. ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting a safe and ethical work environment, bolstering the health and wellness of nurses, and advocating on health care issues that affect nurses and the public. ANA is at the forefront of improving the quality of health care for all. For more information, visit www.nursingworld.org.
Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY) is seeking re-election in the 16th District of New York, including the north Bronx and southern Westchester. The son of an ironworker and a homemaker, born in the Bronx and raised in public housing, Rep. Engel is a major progressive Democratic leader who chairs the Foreign Affairs Committee and has fought for the rights of women, organized labor, immigrants, our minority communities, and LGBTQ Americans for three decades. Learn more at https://engelforcongress.com/story/
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SOURCE: Tom Watson | Communications Director | Re-elect Eliot L. Engel Congressman