• Thu. Mar 23rd, 2023

Chicago nurses union endorses Brandon Johnson for mayor


Mar 17, 2023

“Therapy not trauma” would continue the city’s policy of deploying mental overall health pros as initially responders to mental overall health crises referred to as into 911, the statement mentioned.

Johnson mentioned in a March eight debate that numerous of the 911 calls the city receives are for mental overall health crises and would be improved served by mental overall health pros.

“Obtaining police officers respond to mental overall health crises and marital disputes, that is unfair. That is why I assistance officers to have the capacity to essentially do their job,” he mentioned.

The nurses union endorsement also touted Johnson’s commitment to funding that will “address the vast disparities that exist in Chicago when it comes to access to excellent overall health care.”

“As county commissioner, Johnson has shown commitment to redirecting public funds to overall health care and other necessary solutions and to placing the desires of functioning households prior to corporations and billionaires,” Martese Chism, a Chicago registered nurse mentioned in the statement. 

“He has resisted efforts to privatize the Cook County Well being &amp Hospital Technique, and as a former union public college teacher, he knows firsthand the significance of completely funded neighborhood solutions. I am afraid his opponent will serve the interests of wealthy genuine estate developers downtown and ignore the desires of underserved communities across Chicago.”