SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. — The Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) recently announced its endorsement of State Sen. Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) for re-election to the Middlesex and Worcester District seat.
"Sen. Eldridge is a proven MNA supporter," said MNA President Donna Kelly-Williams. "Throughout his entire career in the legislature, he has been a staunch advocate for safe RN staffing legislation and for 'Medicare for All,' two issues of the utmost importance to nurses and health care professionals."
Founded in 1903, the MNA is the state's largest professional health-care organization and largest union of registered nurses. In response to the endorsement, Eldridge said:
"I am truly honored to receive the endorsement of the Massachusetts Nurses Association for my campaign. I am proud of my record this session fighting for improved health care access for all Massachusetts residents, for health care as a right, and for the successful passage of legislation banning mandatory overtime for nurses and establishing a prevention and wellness trust fund as part of the health-care cost control bill. These provisions will go a long way towards improving the quality of health care for residents and improving the ability of nurses to best serve their patients."
Eldridge has served as a state senator since January 2009. Previously, he served as state representative for the 37th Middlesex District.