Bonnie Castillo

Bonnie Castillo, RN is the executive director of National Nurses United. Follow her on Twitter: @NNUBonnie

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We’ve never yet started a presidential election cycle with 70 percent of the American people supporting Medicare for All. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, February 07, 2019
2020 Candidates Will Have to Choose a Side—the Health Insurance Industry or the People
The 2020 election cycle has only just begun, and although no single leader has emerged from a pack of democratic contenders — an issue has certainly emerged, right out of the gate, as a standout in the race: Medicare for All . If the earliest campaign days are an indication of what’s to come, all...
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Thursday, June 28, 2018
A Dagger in the Heart of Workers and Our Democracy: What's Behind the Janus Court Ruling
The Supreme Court’s transparent effort to decapitate public sector unions in its 5-4 Janus vs. AFSCME decision on Wednesday places a wide swath of public health and safety protections in its crosshairs as well. By encouraging public workers to withdraw any financial support for the union’s...
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Monday, October 16, 2017
'The People of Puerto Rico Are Dying': Action Is Needed Now
Crowd funding. A Costco Card. The water in a nurse’s own backpack. These are the resources to which volunteer nurses on the ground in Puerto Rico—where 85 percent of the island is still without power and where the official death toll has risen to 48 (with the real toll expected to rise much higher...
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Saturday, September 23, 2017
Until Elected Officials Champion Medicare for All, They Can Expect Nurses at Their Offices — and in Their Seats
ere’s what nurses know about the body of our country: healthy leadership is required to pass healthy legislation, and that makes for a healthy society. If our leaders don’t have the political will to fight for healthy legislation — Senator Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All Act, S.1804 being a prime...
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