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Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) endorses Leigh Davis for state representative in 3rd Berkshire District

Leigh Davis has a strong understanding of the issues that are important to nurses and the work we do to protect our patients and profession,” MNA President and ICU nurse Katie Murphy said.

Great Barrington — The Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) Board of Directors—elected nurses and healthcare professionals representing the largest union and professional association of registered nurses and healthcare professionals in the Commonwealth—has endorsed Leigh Davis for state representative in the 3rd Berkshire District.

“Leigh Davis has a strong understanding of the issues that are important to nurses and the work we do to protect our patients and profession,” MNA President and ICU nurse Katie Murphy said. “MNA nurses and healthcare professionals support Leigh Davis for state representative because she fully backs our efforts to ensure safe patient care, prevent workplace violence, and keep essential healthcare services in our communities.”

“I’m immensely proud to receive the MNA’s endorsement,” said Davis. “Nurses and healthcare workers are on the front lines every day keeping our communities safe and healthy. As state representative, I will work to improve Massachusetts’ healthcare systems for patients and healthcare workers by supporting common-sense policies like safe nurse/patient ratios, safe patient-handling requirements, and workplace-violence-prevention programs. I’ll also work to support and enhance local education options for those interested in becoming nurses so we can meet the need for more nurses in our rural environment.”

Since its founding in 1903, the MNA has been the most powerful and effective voice on nursing and healthcare in the Commonwealth. The MNA created the Nurse Practice Act, the RN license designation, developed a uniform curriculum for the education of nurses, wrote the first code of ethics for nurses, and passed or helped to pass nearly every state law governing nursing practice including the law allowing nurses to unionize in Massachusetts. Today, the MNA represents more than 24,000 nurses and healthcare professionals working in 85 healthcare facilities, including 51 acute care hospitals, as well as a growing number of nurses and health professionals working in schools, visiting nurse associations, public health departments, and state agencies.

Learn more about Leigh Davis’ bid for state representative on her campaign website or by email: contact@leighdavis.org.

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