As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, nurses endorse Pitchford as right choice for Berrien County
SAINT JOSEPH, Mich. — As nurses across Michigan confront the continued spread of COVID-19, the Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) has formally endorsed Democrat Chokwe Pitchford because he will fight for better patient care and healthier communities.
The state’s largest labor organization and professional association for registered nurses (RNs) endorsed Pitchford over Rep. Pauline Wendzel, R-Watervliet, in the race for Michigan’s 79th House District, which includes most of Berrien County.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear we need elected officials to listen to those in the health care community — who are on the front lines of fighting this deadly virus — and to make sound policy decisions that will protect public health and save lives,” said Jamie Brown, RN, a critical care nurse who is president of the Michigan Nurses Association. “When it comes to putting the health and safety of Berrien County residents first, Chokwe Pitchford is the right choice.”
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, Chokwe Pitchford will be a strong advocate.
“Nurses go into work every day not knowing how many patients we will see and how many hours we will work and that is simply not in the best interest of health professionals and patients,” Brown said. “Chokwe Pitchford will help Michigan nurses and improve patient care by working to put limits into law.”
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