ENDORSEMENT: New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) Endorses Lea Webb for NY State Senate


LEA WEBB ANNOUNCES ENDORSEMENT

BY THE NEW YORK STATE NURSES ASSOCIATION


The Union’s Endorsement Signal’s Webb’s Commitment to Expanding Health Care Access



Today, New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), the state’s largest union and professional association for registered nurses, announced its endorsement of Lea Webb, candidate for New York State Senate in District 52, at a rally with health care workers and advocates in support of the NY Health Act (NYHA). The bill would create a single-payer system with the goal of providing universal healthcare for all New York residents.


“The 42,000 members of the New York State Nurses Association are proud to endorse Lea Webb for State Senate in the 52nd District,” said NYSNA President Board of Directors Nancy Hagans. “Lea Webb has been a longtime advocate for the New York Health Act and demanding health equity in the Southern Tier. She believes healthcare is a human right and we know Lea will keep up the fight for nurses and our patients in the 52nd district and in the halls of Albany.”


NYSNA is a statewide labor union of 43,000 frontline nurses that prioritizes standing together for strength at work, safe staffing and expanding health care access for all.

“I am proud to receive this endorsement from the New York State Nurses Association, whose members play a crucial role in keeping New York healthy and safe” said Lea Webb. “The past two years have shown us just how invaluable our frontline nurses are and the need to expand health care access across the state. I remain committed to advocating for health care access for all New Yorkers, and look forward to passing the New York Health Care Act in Albany.”


Lea Webb fought and won support for the Affordable Care Act as a health care organizer at Citizen action and has made a decades long commitment to expanding access to health care for all and for making the passage of NYHA a top priority.


The Democratic Primary for State Senate is on August 23, 2022, with early voting starting on August 13. Voters can learn more about Webb’s campaign at leawebb.com



About Lea Webb


Lea Webb was the first African American ever elected to the Binghamton City Council, and she is an award-winning activist who has been recognized as one of tomorrow's leaders by Oprah magazine and the White House Project.


A lifelong Southern Tier NY resident, Webb was raised in a blue-collar family and is a proud graduate of public school. Webb is a first-generation graduate of SUNY Broome, where she earned a degree in liberal arts and sciences, and Binghamton University, where she earned a degree in neuroscience. Lea is now an educator at Binghamton University, where she develops diversity and inclusion training and programs for faculty, staff, and students to advance its goals of fostering diversity and respect. She is a national trainer with Vote Run Lead, training thousands of women across the country on how to run for elected office. She is a Co-Chair/Co-Founder of the Black Millennial Political Convention and a Founding Board Member of Local Progress. Lea was honored with the President’s Award by the Broome-Tioga Branch of the NAACP for her significant contributions to her community.


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