Video: First of Two LA AFSCME Candidate Forums
On December 10, 2011, UNAC/UHCP participated in the first of two LA candidate forums sponsored by AFSCME. The forums allow us to ask candidates questions about issues that affect our lives to candidates seeking UNAC/UHCP endorsements, as well as AFSMCE endorsements, in the 2012 elections. UNAC/UHCP State Secretary Barbara Blake, RN, took a very active role in the forum, asking each candidate questions about staffing ratios, education, and their budget priorities. She also sought support for HR 2178, a bill on national staffing ratio guidelines, from sitting Members of Congress, and asked members of the California legislature to ensure that the California Board of Registered Nursing was restored as quickly as possible.
Check out the video below to see which candidates attended the event and to hear a sample of Blake's questions.