MNA Says Governer Dayton is the People’s Champion

1 Jul

20,000-Member Minnesota Nurses Association Says Governor Dayton is the People’s Champion

St. Paul – July 1, 2010  Nurses have a true partner in Governor Mark Dayton as he stands guard between five million Minnesotans and a GOP assault on their health and well-being.     

As the state heads into an unprecedented shutdown, negotiation documents clearly reveal Governor Dayton’s principled role of advocating in the best interests of Minnesotans. “We are appalled at the Republican counter-proposals that would decimate funding for MinnesotaCare; strip workers of their collective bargaining rights and drive even more wedge issues like Voter ID into the debates” said Minnesota Nurses Association President, Linda Hamilton, RN.   

A last minute proposal by Republican-led leadership would have forced the governor to decide between adding taxes on the richest 7,700 Minnesotans and eliminating the provider tax that helps fund MinnesotaCare

“The governor stood strong in his statement last night in his defense of the same people we advocate for every day – the vulnerable, the ordinary, the hard-working and the well meaning people of this state.  We are proud to stand steadfastly with him,” added Hamilton.


To express your support for Governor Dayton, or let your representative know your opinion, visit the MNA Grassroots Action Center.

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