Lobby Day, Sacramento - 2019
Registered Nurses Tell California Lawmakers: Honor National Nurses Week by Improving Patient Safety Protections

Hundreds of registered nurses with the California Nurses Association (CNA) gather in Sacramento, Tuesday, May 7, 2019 to meet with state legislators to urge the passage of a number of signature bills that protect the health and well-being of registered nurses, their patients and the public.

“As nurses, we take very seriously our responsibility to advocate for our patients’ safety, and we know that responsibility does not stop in our medical facilities, but must be continued in the halls of power,” said Bonnie Castillo, RN, executive director of National Nurses United (NNU) and the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC). “Our nurses see every day the pain and suffering of patients who cannot access care because their community hospital has closed. We witness safety concerns in our facilities, and we must have the protections to share those concerns confidentially with state inspectors. The best way for lawmakers to honor nurses and their work this National Nurses Week is by working to pass these bills which improve patient safety protections.”
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