On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr campaigned alongside The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) to advocate for “Healthcare Justice for All,” a proposal that demands safe staffing and fair funding.
The “Healthcare Justice for All” rally, held at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, addressed the ongoing staff crisis affecting the health and the hospitals of throughout New York City. The proposal demands safe staffing levels, making sure all nurses have the necessary support to perform their job effectively.
The campaign kickoff was attended by elected officials and community leaders such as Executive Director and Founder of the Dominican Women’s Development Center Rosita Romero, Comptroller Scott Stringer, President of the New York City Central Labor Council Vinny Alvarez, Executive Director of New York Metro Health Care for All Mark Hannay and others.
“You cannot speak about quality healthcare without speaking about the role that nurses play,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. “We know the importance of quality care and the care New Yorkers deserve starts with our nurses. Safe staffing saves lives and the Bronx will support nurses every step of the way. We are here to fight for patients and families.”