Silver Spring, MD – Today Congressional candidate Roger Manno announced the early endorsement of National Nurses United (NNU), the largest union and professional association of registered nurses in U.S. history.
Headquartered in Silver Spring, NNU combines an unparalleled record of accomplishments for nurses and patients focused on health care justice and the highest standards of care in the industry.
“Registered nurses are proud to endorse State Sen. Roger Manno for Congress because he has demonstrated his dedication to ensuring quality health care for all through a Medicare for All single-payer system,” said Renelsa Caudill, a Maryland registered nurse and member of National Nurses United. “Nurses also stand with Roger because he champions the struggles of working people, and has led efforts for social and environmental justice.”
Manno has worked closely with NNU and several nurses groups throughout the nation for close to 2 decades, including integral work on HR676, the universal single-payer legislation in Congress, his early work as a member of the House of Delegates organizing state lawmakers for a federal coalition in support of HR676, and his work in President Obama’s White House as a member of an advisory group on health reform.
“There is no more important social and economic issue in America then establishing health care as a right through a lean universal single-payer system, just like Medicare,” stated Manno. “In that struggle, there is no stronger and more focused advocacy group for universal single-payer health care than NNU. I’m not just honored to have their support in my race for the 6th Congressional District, I’m honored to have worked alongside of NNU and their affiliates in the greatest and most important human rights and economic justice issue of our lifetime. I know that we will get it done.”
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