Labor Campaign for Single Payer
Plenary: "Advancing a Populist Agenda that Puts People and Planet First".
- This plenary will unveil the Populism2015 Agenda that outlines what we need to win in the next 10 years to put people and planet before profit and polluters. A bold agenda means we invest deeply in building our power at the scale of the crises we face, shifting the landscape of public debate toward our story of what’s broken and how to fix it, and taking on new campaigns to build the world we want instead of tinkering around the edges of the old economy and a broken democracy.
- Rep. Keith Ellison, 5th District, Minnesota, Co-Chair, Congressional Progressive Caucus
- Larry Cohen, President, Communication Workers of America
- Robert Borosage, Campaign for America’s Future
- Barb Kalbach, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement
- Toby Chow, Illinois Indiana Regional Organizing Network
- Nathanael Doehling, TakeAction Minnesota
- Martha Kuhl, Secretary-Treasurer, National Nurses United
- Eugene Lim, ONE Northside (Chicago)
- Vien Truong, Greenlining Institute (California)
- Bob Cook, PUSH Buffalo
- Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, Alderman-elect, 35th Ward, Chicago
- Gina Melaragno, State Representative, 62nd District, Maine
- Eric Kennedy, Washington Community Action Network
- Rian Brown, Michigan United
Signers of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's May 12, 2015 launched The Progressive Agenda to Combat Income Inequality included Martha Kuhl, Secretary-Treasurer, National Nurses United .
May 2017, top registered nurse leaders of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC) have been re-elected to new three-year terms spearheading one of the most prominent nurses and health care and social advocacy organizations in the U.S.
CNA/NNOC Co-Presidents RNs Deborah Burger, Zenei Cortez, Cokie Giles, and Malinda Markowitz, and Treasurer Martha Kuhl all won re-election to new terms. Incumbent board member Cathy Kennedy, RN was elected to her first term as CNA/NNOC Secretary, replacing the retiring Margie Keenan, RN. All will take office at the upcoming CNA/NNOC convention in San Francisco in September
CNA/NNOC is the largest affiliate of National Nurses United, the largest union and professional association of registered nurses in the U.S. NNU has 150,000 members, including 100,000 CNA/NNOC members in California, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Texas, Washington DC, West Virginia and other locations.
CNA/NNOC Executive Director Rose Ann DeMoro sent her congratulations to the election winners, calling the results “a strong mandate for the incredible accomplishments and direction of this organization, and the social change, patient advocacy program they have advanced—for an improved and expanded Medicare for all/single payer health care, and economic, social, and environmental justice.
Other RN election winners who will serve on the incoming CNA/NNOC board of directors are:
Martese Chism, Fong Chuu, Debbie Cuaresma, Kathy Dennis, Kathy Donohue, Maureen Dugan, Amy Erb, Amy Glass, Jennifer Holm, Carol Koelle, Diane Koorsones, Marissa Lee, Gina Macalino, Diane McClure, Allison Miller, Stephanie Patten, Sandy Redding, Katy Roemer, Jane Sandoval, Sherrie Stoddard, Dahlia Tayag, Dolores Trujillo, Valerie Verity-Mock, Rida Villanueva, Michelle Vo, David Welch, and Irma Westmoreland.
Eight of the RNs are newly elected to their positions, an important part of the regeneration of leadership in CNA/NNOC, noted DeMoro. “Our returning leaders are committed to working closely with the new members to assure a short learning curve that is essential to assuring no break in continuity in the critical work of our organization.”