185,000-Strong Nurses Union Digs In Behind Sanders
The nurses want the party to embrace a single-payer, government-run health plan that Sen. Bernie Sanders touts.
The Wall Street Journal:
Nurses Seek Democratic Showdown
The 185,000-strong National Nurses United is the scrubs-wearing symbol of a split in the Democratic Party that threatens to inflict damage at the presidential nominating convention in Philadelphia. ... The nurses aren’t deterred by delegate math showing Mrs. Clinton with an all-but-insurmountable lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders. Nor are they much interested in smoothing over rifts. With at least 150 nurses set to attend the convention as pro-Sanders delegates, they will travel to Philadelphia for one last effort to land him the nomination. ... The nurses want the party to embrace a single-payer, government-run health plan that Mr. Sanders backs and Mrs. Clinton opposes. Nurses heading to the convention said they plan to join demonstrations there aimed at wringing a commitment from the party for such a sweeping overhaul. (Nicholas, 5/31)