Legislative Policy

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Contact: Sam Fettig
(c) 612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org

Lauren Nielsen
(c) 651-376-9709
lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org

Last session, Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act won support of Governor Walz, House and Senate DFL caucuses 

(St. Paul) – November 9, 2022 – Nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association today celebrated the electoral success of pro-nurse candidates who have pledged to put Patients Before Profits in our healthcare system. Nurse-endorsed candidates won big in races for statewide executive offices Tuesday – including the reelection of Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan, and Attorney General Keith Ellison – and won key races for control of the Minnesota House and Senate.
… Read more about: Minnesota nurses celebrate pro-nurse majority at State Capitol    »

Hello fellow MNA members. My name is Peter, and I am a volunteer for MNA’s phonebanks.

What does that mean? I spend about three hours a week going down to the MNA office to make calls to other MNA members. I do this with several other nurses and our goal is to reach out to membership with an important message. Currently, that message is the importance of the upcoming midterm elections on November 8 and how it affects nursing. Most importantly, please get out there and vote!

Now that you know what I do, I have to be completely honest with you—it’s the last thing I ever thought I would be doing!
… Read more about: From rutabaga festivals to MNA phonebanks  »

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Contact: Sam Fettig
(c) 612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org

Lauren Nielsen
(c) 651-376-9709
lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org

Endorsed candidate, Liz Boldon, has pledged to work with nurses on key issues like the Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act 

(St. Paul) – October 10, 2022 – Nurses of the Minnesota Nurses Association today endorsed their final legislative candidate for the 2022 elections, Liz Boldon for Senate District 25.

Nurses have endorsed Liz Boldon for SD 25 due to her record of supporting staffing legislation, like the Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act, and her dedication to supporting union nurses.
… Read more about: Nurses endorse final candidate in 2022 legislative races  »

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Contact: Sam Fettig
(c) 612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org

Lauren Nielsen
(c) 651-376-9709
lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org

Endorsed candidates have pledged to work with nurses on key issues like the Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act 

(St. Paul) – September 26, 2022 – Nurses of the Minnesota Nurses Association today endorsed nine additional candidates in races for 2022 elections. These endorsees include six for races for the Minnesota Legislature, including candidates recognized for their various levels of leadership and partnership with nurses to make progress on issues important to nurses and patients; the endorsements also include candidates running for the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners.
… Read more about: Nurses endorse nine candidates in legislative, local races  »

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Contact: Sam Fettig
(c) 612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org

Lauren Nielsen
(c) 651-376-9709
lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org

Endorsed candidates have pledged to work with nurses on key issues like the Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act 

(St. Paul) – August 23, 2022 – Nurses of the Minnesota Nurses Association today endorsed 20 additional candidates in races for 2022 elections. These endorsees include 19 running for the Minnesota Legislature, including candidates recognized for their various levels of leadership and partnership with nurses to make progress on issues important to nurses and patients.
… Read more about: Nurses endorse twenty candidates in legislative, local races   »

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Contact: Sam Fettig
(o) 651-414-2863
(c) 612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org

Lauren Nielsen
(o) 651-414-2862
(c) 651-376-9709
lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org

 

Endorsees include incumbents and candidates in open races who have pledged to work with nurses on key issues like the Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act 

(St. Paul) – July 26, 2022 – Nurses of the Minnesota Nurses Association today endorsed 25 candidates in races for the Minnesota Legislature, including candidates running in open races and incumbent candidates recognized for their various levels of leadership and partnership with nurses to make progress on issues important to nurses and patients.
… Read more about: Nurses endorse 25 additional candidates in state legislative races  »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Contact: Sam Fettig
(o) 651-414-2863
(c) 612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org

Lauren Nielsen
(o) 651-414-2862
(c) 651-376-9709
lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org

Endorsees include those recognized for their leadership and partnership with nurses on key issues like the Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act 

(St. Paul) – June 23, 2022 – Nurses of the Minnesota Nurses Association today endorsed 27 incumbent members of the Minnesota Legislature for reelection in 2022, including 15 MNA Advocates and 10 MNA Supporters. These endorsement levels, like the “MNA Champions” announced earlier this week, recognize leadership and partnership with nurses to make progress on issues important to nurses and patients.
… Read more about: Nurses Endorse 27 Advocates, Supporters, Candidates for Reelection in 2022 State Legislative Races  »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Contact: Sam Fettig
(o) 651-414-2863
(c) 612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org
Lauren Nielsen
(o) 651-414-2862
(c) 651-376-9709
lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org

Candidates pledge to support Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act, put patients and healthcare workers before profits 

(St. Paul) – June 17, 2022 – Nurses of the Minnesota Nurses Association today announced seven new endorsements for the 2022 election cycle for candidates in open races for the Minnesota Legislature. These endorsements, like those previously announced by MNA, are based on screening interviews and recommendations of member nurses based on candidates’ pledged support for MNA priority issues.
… Read more about: MNA Nurses Announce Seven Endorsements for Open Races in 2022 Election  »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sam Fettig
(o) 651-414-2863
(c) 612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org
Lauren Nielsen
(o) 651-414-2862
(c) 651-376-9709
lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org

(St. Paul) – May 2, 2022 – Minnesota nurses celebrated passage of the Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act by the Minnesota House of Representatives today. The act, designed to retain nurses and protect patient care, passed the House as part of the Health & Human Services omnibus bill. While Minnesota nurses raised the alarm about chronic understaffing by hospital CEOs for years, today’s action is the first-ever vote by a body of the Minnesota Legislature to hold hospital executives accountable to provide safe staffing levels for patients and nurses in our hospitals.
… Read more about: Nurses celebrate historic passage of Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act in Minnesota House, urge Senate action  »

MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact: Sam Fettig
(o) 651-414-2863
(c) 612-741-0662
sam.fettig@mnnurses.org

Lauren Nielsen
(o) 651-414-2862
(c) 651-376-9709
lauren.nielsen@mnnurses.org

(St. Paul) – May 2, 2022 – Minnesota nurses will gather at the State Capitol tomorrow as the Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act comes to a vote in the Minnesota House of Representatives as part of the House Health & Human Services omnibus bill.

Nurses will encourage and cheer on passage of the act, which would retain nurses and protect patient care by establishing local, flexible, hospital-based committees of nurses and managers to set staffing levels on a unit-by-unit basis, including a limit on the number of patients for which any one nurse can safely care.
… Read more about: Nurses to Gather at Capitol Tomorrow as House Votes on Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act in Omnibus Bill  »