Contact: David Keith
CALEDONIA – Today, the National Nurses United (NNU) endorsed Randy Bryce for Congress in his campaign against Speaker of the House Paul Ryan in Wisconsin’s first congressional district.
In a letter to Bryce, NNU’s Political Director, Ken Zinn, said the following:
I am happy to inform you that National Nurses United, the nation’s largest organization of registered nurses, is supporting your campaign for Congress to represent Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district. We appreciate your commitment on the key issues of health, labor, economic justice, women’s equality, and civil rights, which are important issues to registered nurses.
NNU was an early backer of then Presidential Candidate Senator Bernie Sanders, and organized powerfully around the Senator’s platform of single payer healthcare, among other progressive cornerstones of his candidacy. They have been instrumental in crafting the Medicare for All legislation, which is quickly gaining traction among Democratic Senators this week.
“NNU has paved the way for single payer healthcare, and the support it’s receiving today would not be where it is without their organizing and passion. I am honored to have NNU’s support,” said Bryce. “Paul Ryan stands in the way of our shared vision and with NNU’s support, he will be repealed and replaced in 2018. The time is now to support a bold, progressive vision for our country.”
Randy Bryce is a veteran, cancer survivor, and Union Ironworker from Caledonia, Wisconsin. He launched his candidacy in late June and has since earned the support from progressive organizations, labor unions, and countless grassroots supporters in Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district and around the Country. His candidacy is inspiring thousands to get involved and has reported raising funds from over 31,000 individuals.