NJ’s Largest Health Care Union Releases List of 2020 Endorsed Candidates - Health Professionals & Allied Employees

NJ’s Largest Health Care Union Releases List of 2020 Endorsed Candidates

The largest union of nurses and healthcare workers has announced the candidates they are endorsing in Federal, State and Local races. The endorsement comes after an extensive review of the candidates’ positions and an endorsement was bestowed upon those who expressed or have shown a commitment to supporting the rights of healthcare workers and improving patient safety.

“This has been an exceptional year, as HPAE members have faced unprecedented health and safety concerns while battling COVID-19 in their healthcare facilities.” said Debbie White, President of HPAE.  “These candidates have been on the side of health care workers and patients and have a proven commitment to protecting the interests of patients and workers over the financial interests of large healthcare corporations.”

Among the issues and votes HPAE members examined were support or opposition of:

  • Ensuring the rights of workers to collectively bargain over safety and economic conditions;
  • Protecting public employee benefits and pension; and
  • Expanding healthcare coverage and access to providers to ensure everyone has access to services that will lead to improvements in health outcomes.

Below is the list of candidates HPAE is endorsing in the 2020 Elections:

  • Joe Biden for US President
  • Corey Booker for U.S. Senate
  • Donald Norcross for U.S. House of Representatives District One
  • Andy Kim for U.S. House of Representatives District Three
  • Josh Gottheimer for U.S. House of Representatives District Five
  • Frank Pallone, Jr. for U.S. House of Representatives District Six
  • Tom Malinowski for U.S. House of Representatives District Seven
  • Albio Sires for U.S. House of Representatives District Eight
  • Bill Pascrell, Jr. for U.S. House of Representatives District Nine
  • Donald Payne, Jr. for U.S. House of Representatives District Ten
  • Rebecca “Mikie” Sherrill for U.S. House of Representatives District Eleven
  • Bonnie Watson Coleman for U.S. House of Representatives Twelve
  • Michael Penna & Moira Nelson for Monmouth County Freeholder
  • Justin O’Hea, Hector Menese Jr. & Aissa Catherine Heath for Union County Freeholder
  • Bill Irwin for Piscataway Mayor
  • Ralph Johnson, Laura Leibowitz & Kamuela Tillman for Piscataway Municipal Council

HPAE’s endorsements ensures of the 14,00 nurses and health care workers who are registered to vote in New Jersey will be informed before they vote on July 7th in the primary election and well in advance of the general election.

For more information: Bridget Devane, (732) 996-5493