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Hill just put out a press release announcing the endorsement of the American Nurses Association (ANA). The ANA represents 2.9 million registered nurses.

Hill said:

"I am honored to have the support of the American Nurses Association," said Clinton. "We owe nurses a great debt of gratitude for the critical role they play every day in providing quality care. As President, I will continue to support efforts to attract and retain qualified nurses, especially in rural and urban areas, and to improve working conditions. I look forward to working with America's nurses to deliver affordable, quality health care to every American."

Hill has a long history in working for America's nurses. In the Senate, Hill introduced the Nursing Education and Quality of Care Act, to expand the number of programs addressing nursing faculty shortages and increasing the number of nurses in rural areas. She also helped to create grants as a part of the Nurse Reinvestment Act.

Please read Hill's entire press release.

Tags: ANA, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton (all tags)



Re: American Nurses Association Endorses Hillary

This is a huge endorsement. Congrats to Hill.

by lonnette33 2008-01-28 07:38AM | 0 recs
It certainly is!

If Hill's good enough for the nurses, then she's good enough for me! I guess all these 2.9 MILLION health care professionals know who has a REAL universal health care plan that covers everyone, and a real plan of action to get it done. The others can show off their showy celebrity endorsements... We'll take our fine nurses ANY TIME! :-)

by atdleft 2008-01-28 07:54AM | 0 recs
Re: American Nurses Association Endorses Hillary

Not as showy as the Kennedy endorsement and won't get exposure but probably worth more in practical organizing terms.

by ottovbvs 2008-01-28 07:40AM | 0 recs
Re: American Nurses Association Endorses Hillary

I wonder if the MSM will even cover the endorsement? Probably not!

by lonnette33 2008-01-28 07:42AM | 0 recs
But that's OK...

While the corporate media is busy salivating over Teddy Kennedy and The BarackStar, our nurse friends will be busy joining our efforts to organize for Hillary... And guess what will ultimately do more to help? I'll take our nurses and their organizing! :-)

by atdleft 2008-01-28 07:56AM | 0 recs
real change

over and over again we see that she can and does bring real change to the people and places.  I am proud of this endorsement.

by MollieBradford 2008-01-28 07:43AM | 0 recs
American Nurses Association Endorses Hillary

i'm a psychologist, but for bargaining purposes, we're represented by the ANA's state affiliate. those nurses don't play. this is excellent news, and supports my contention that hillary has the best health care plan of the three candidates.

by campskunk 2008-01-28 07:47AM | 0 recs
Re: American Nurses Association Endorses Hillary

There is also word that Hill will get the AMA before Super Tuesday.

by lonnette33 2008-01-28 07:54AM | 0 recs
Re: American Nurses Association Endorses Hillary

The RCP national averages shows her nudging up again with two post SC tracking polls (Ras and Gallup) 2008/president/us/democratic_presidentia l_nomination-191.html

If she does well tomorrow I'd say it's augurs exceptionally well for next Tuesday. If she wins FL and then walks of with over 16 wins next week I'd say regardless of delegate counts it's hard to see it as anything other than a decisive win. She probably needs to offer him a deal and get this over with.  

by ottovbvs 2008-01-28 07:50AM | 0 recs
I love all this delegate chatter

Obamananaics dream of Edwards showing up as a white knight and tapping his sword on Obama's shoulder, declaring him the winner.

Lets keep in touch with Reality.

If Clinton rolls up more states than Obama, and they are states like FL (forget the delegates), NY, CA, TX, PA, MA, OH, etc., and she ends up winning a majority of states, what deal is going to keep her from the nomination?   The other two would have to cede or there would be muntiny in the party.

by dpANDREWS 2008-01-28 08:14AM | 0 recs
Re: American Nurses

Indeed, an immense endorsement, from a highly active and highly motivated union--with huge implications for major states like Florida in particular.

Do not expect this, or other highly positive Clinton news to make the airwaves.  

The MSM is in overdrive selling Obama after his "success" in a very high racial concentration of a primary in South Carolina which was all but dismissed by the MSM when Jesse Jackson carried it by 64% in 1988.

Today, the very acknowledgment of that MSM dismissal in 1988 results in another round of cat-o-nine tails whippings of Bill Clinton by that same MSM in 2008.

My, how the MSM loves to whip Bill Clinton.

And how they love to write his political epitaph(s)!

Let us review: he was pronounced dead by the MSM in 1992; in 1994; in 1997 and 1998, in 2000; in 2004; and again just now.

Yet he remains the most popular politician on the planet, whereas much of the world views Obama as a clueless spoiled brat.

The MSM adored Reagan, Bush I and II, and now Obama.  What a track record--of backing colossal failures.  Who have left our nation in financial and diplomatic ruin.

And who in the Democratic Party backs Obama?  

Losers, losers, and more losers, from Ted Kennedy to John Kerry.

Whereas Hillary has that 24 carat master politician of our time by her side.  

Honestly, she really doesn't need much else.

by lambros 2008-01-28 07:51AM | 0 recs
Re: American Nurses Association Endorses Hillary

What a wonderful endorsement!  Hillary is turning out to be a true candidate of the people.

by izarradar 2008-01-28 07:55AM | 0 recs
Re: American Nurses Association Endorses Hillary

This is what is driving the Obama camp and his supporters crazy.  Hillary has the support of rank-and-file Democrats, labor unions, nurses, Hispanic farmers union.   That basically innoculates here from all the BS being thrown around by the media (who want to see Obama) and some party establishment types.  They'll come out for her in droves on Feb. 5.

by georgep 2008-01-28 07:55AM | 0 recs
Clinton supporters vs Obama supporters

I think this is reflected in the beer and the wine track voters, but it seems to me that the people who actually NEED change, low income workers, people without health care,etc support Hillary. Voters who can afford to day dream about change and take a risk on the next coming vote for Obama, high income, college educated, hard core liberals.

REAL people who struggle day to day aren't going to vote for inspiration they're voting for help.

by world dictator 2008-01-28 07:59AM | 0 recs

I totally agree with you Demlady. Not only what you mentioned above, he also has the Media on his side. This Nom is his to lose.

by lonnette33 2008-01-28 08:42AM | 0 recs

You are right.  If Obama does not win NOW, with a lot of the old party establishment behind him, the media fawning over him, then it is truly, unequivocally and with a smidgen of a doubt because DEMOCRATS did not want their nominee chosen FOR THEM by the media, by Independents or by the party machine.  They are making up their own minds and they will (or will not) speak loud and clear on Feb. 5.   The Obama fanzone is throwing the entire kitchen sink in, we'll see soon if it is enough.  My money is on the PEOPLE (my proud Democratic brethren) to provide the override and the winning margin.  We'll see soon enough, though.  

by georgep 2008-01-28 08:45AM | 0 recs
Re: American Nurses Association Endorses Hillary

The American Nurses Association is worth a hundred times more than three Kennedy's on a stage fixing to hand Obama the Democratic crown without so much as permission by the Democratic citizenry. The Kennedy endorsement, just now aired on MSNBC was totally over the top, with Teddy in full screamer mode, you know, that rather old fashioned "I shout and it is done" tone that Obama seems to have resurrected. The Kennedy attempted coronation was the apotheosis of Obama by the DC dinner party set. In the coming days the people will have their say. Hold that crown Mr. Obama, you may yet have to give it back, it belongs to the Democratic voters like the members of the American Nurses Association.

by superetendar 2008-01-28 09:01AM | 0 recs


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