As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, nurses endorse Kelly Breen as right choice for Oakland County
NOVI, Mich. — As nurses across Michigan confront the continued spread of COVID-19, the Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) has formally endorsed Democrat Kelly Breen because she believes in working toward a healthier Michigan by improving patient care.
The state’s largest labor organization and professional association for registered nurses (RNs) endorsed Breen over Republican Chase Turner in the race for Michigan’s 38th House District, which includes Novi, Northville, South Lyon, Walled Lake and Lyon Township in Oakland County.
“Kelly Breen is a public health advocate who will listen to nurses on the front lines and work to improve patient care and safety,” said Jamie Brown, a critical care nurse who is president of the Michigan Nurses Association. “During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, elected officials must rely on medical and public health experts when making decisions to save lives. Kelly Breen understands that and will always put the health and safety of Oakland County residents ahead of partisan politics.”
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has been a leading voice on the direct link between public health and Michigan’s economy, continuing to garner broad public support for her decisive action on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
As a member of the Legislature, Kelly Breen will be a strong voice for public health and better patient care.
“We can work toward a healthier Michigan by limiting the number of hours nurses are forced to work and the number of patients we’re assigned to care for,” Brown said. “Kelly Breen supports changing the law to support Michigan nurses and improve patient care.”
The Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) is the largest, most effective union for RNs across the state. As the voice for all registered nurses in Michigan, MNA advocates for nurses and their patients at the Capitol, in the community, and at the bargaining table.