Sacramento Valley Union Labor Bulletin

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Nurses fight for health care at Women’s March

California nurses joined with more than 36,000 women and supporters for the Sacramento Women’s March, advocating single-payer health care as a right for all.

“I am a proud black woman of color, a registered nurse for 38 years, and I have seen the cost of human suffering when people have to decide between paying high copays to seek medical treatment vs. paying their rent to stay in their homes,” said Cathy Kennedy, RN and Vice President of National Nurses United, speaking before the crowd gathered at the State Capitol.

The march drew a record-breaking crowd this year, with union women including teachers, nurses and members of the Sacramento Central Labor Council taking part.