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Demand NYSNA Act NOW to Stop Genocide in Palestine!

Rank-and-File nurses from throughout New York City have released a statement demanding that NYSNA act now to defend Palestine and to end the Genocide in Gaza. We reproduce their statement below.

NYC Rank and File Nurses

December 12, 2023
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As New York nurses, we have watched as the genocide continues to escalate in Gaza, as hospitals are bombed, as people are denied access to food, water, and freedom of movement^, while in the US new waves of repression face those speaking out. On Nov 22, NYSNA leadership quietly  “endorsed” California Nurses’s Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee’s November 13th “Statement on the Crisis in the Middle East”  and made a donation to Doctors Without Borders, which has admitted its aid cannot reach Gaza at this time. NYSNA still maintains financial and political ties that support the genocidal actions of the Israeli state.

We, the undersigned New York nurses*, know that our union can do better than these symbolic actions, and make the following demands of NYSNA:

All nurses at any level of practice in the state of New York are welcome to sign this statement, as we recognize that NYSNA is the most powerful union in our region whose actions also shape conditions for nurses outside of its membership. However, we do ask that you indicate in the signature field if you are a member of NYSNA. For those not in New York, please feel free to republish our demands addressed to your own healthcare union.

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