CANTON, Mass., Oct. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA), the state's largest union and professional association for registered nurses and health care professionals, announces its endorsement and strong support for Sarah Hewins, Democratic candidate for the 2nd Plymouth State Representative seat.
"Sarah Hewins is committed to her community, working for many years as both a volunteer and elected town official to better the lives of everyone around her," MNA President Donna Kelly-William said. "Hewins has pledged to support front-line nurses as they fight for safe patient limits, workplace violence protection and other health care priorities. She will be a strong voice for the vulnerable on Beacon Hill."
Hewins, a Carver resident, has been elected three times to the Carver Board of Selectmen and twice to the town's planning board. She has been a conservation agent for 15 years, having earned a master's degree and doctorate from Princeton University.
Hewins has also spent two decades volunteering in the community, including at the Carver Public Library and as co-founder and Executive Director of YPAC, the Young Peoples' Alliance of Carver, Inc., an after-school program for middle-schoolers founded on drug and substance abuse prevention.
"As a state representative I will fight to protect our youth from drug abuse, will properly fund our public schools and promote regional economic cooperation for smart, sustainable business growth," Hewins said. "I also plan to work closely with the MNA to help nurses provide safe and effective patient care in a challenging health care environment."
The 2nd Plymouth District includes all of Carver, Wareham, and Middleboro precincts 3 and 6.
Founded in 1903, the Massachusetts Nurses Association is the largest the largest union of registered nurses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Its 23,000 members advance the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the economic and general welfare of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Legislature and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public.
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SOURCE Massachusetts Nurses Association