PHILADELPHIA — Some nurses attending the Democratic National Convention here fought to highlight what they viewed as the silencing of a prominent advocate for Sen. Bernie Sanders.
MedPage Today spoke with Deborah Burger, RN, president of the California Nurses Association and co-president of National Nurses United, one of the first unions to endorse Sanders, and Sandy Reding, RN, board of directors for the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. They were upset that Nina Turner, a former senator from Ohio and Sanders backer, was apparently removed from Tuesday’s convention speaker list.
“We stand for the same things that Bernie Sanders stands for,” Reding said. “Our values are his values. … If there’s an injustice to one there’s an injustice to all.”
Reding is a delegate and Burger is a member of the Rules Committee.
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