Please attribute the following statement to HPAE President Debbie White, RN:
HPAE, New Jersey’s largest union of health care workers, mourns the passing of State Senator Ronald Rice, a tireless fighter for his city and state.
Newark has lost a favorite son and a giant in New Jersey’s legislature. In his long career of public service, Sen. Rice often was often the lone voice in championing racial equality and social justice; always fighting for society’s most vulnerable populations. He was a partner with HPAE in working to protect public health services, especially University Hospital in Newark.
We will miss him.
For more information, contact: Michael Allen, (646) 436-7556.