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ONA Endorse Suzanne Bonamici For Congress

The special election in Oregon’s for Oregon’s First Congressional District is really starting to heat up! ONA and the Oregon AFL-CIO are working together to make sure that we contact EVERY union house hold in the district to talk to them about the importance of this this election and why Suzanne Bonamici is the best choice for nurses and for Oregon’s working families.

Suzanne has proven herself to be an advocate for nurses. Now it’s our turn to help her!  Below are the ways you can help ensure Suzanne Bonamici is Oregon’s next Congresswoman.

Oregon AFL-CIO/ONA Special Election Calendar- Sign Up To Come Help!

Canvass: Meet at the Oregon AFL-CIO office (3645 SE 32nd, Portland).

  • Saturday January 21 at 10:00 am
  • Saturday January 28 at 10:00 am

Phone Bank: Phone banks are being held out of the AFL-CIO office (3645 SE 32nd, Portland)

  • Thursday, January 19 at 5:30-8:30 pm
  • Monday, January 23 at 5:30-8:30 pm
  • Tuesday, January 24 at 5:30-830 pm
  • Thursday, January 26 at 5:30-8:30 pm

Or Join in on the Final Five Fun! The AFL-CIO will host an open house the final five days of the election (Friday, January 27- Election Day Tuesday, January 31) from 10:00am to 6:00 pm. Sign up to call or canvass!

Contact Jenn Baker at ONA to get signed up TODAY at (503) 293-0011 or by email at

We support Suzanne Bonamici for Congress.  to learn more about Suzanne Bonamici, visit her website

ONA Endorses Suzanne Bonamici for Congress

The Oregon Nurses Association (ONA) has endorsed Suzanne Bonamici in the election for Oregon’s First Congressional District.

“The Oregon Nurses Association supports Suzanne because she is the advocate we and Oregon families need in Congress. She shares our priorities for changing our health care system and understands what we stand for as professionals and as care providers,” said Susan King, Executive Director of ONA. “She’s been an effective leader, not just as a legislator, but as somebody who has stood up for families over her entire career. She clearly the best choice to carry the agenda of Oregon’s families into Congress.”

Suzanne Bonamici responds to questions posed by ONA members and staff during her endorsement interview on September 29, 2011.

As a state legislator, Oregon nurses have always been able to count on Suzanne – and they know they can trust her as Oregon’s next Congresswoman to support nursing workforce development programs and further federal efforts to increase access to affordable health care. Suzanne’s background as a consumer advocate was central to the debate in the Oregon legislature on ensuring that state legislation did all it could to provide accessible, affordable health care to Oregon families and small businesses.

“I’m proud to have the support of Oregon nurses and I’ve always been proud to support them. Nurses are on the frontline of our health care system and they know what families are going through with high health care costs, especially in a tough economy,” Bonamici said. “Nurses need our support so that all of us can have their support when we need it most.”

Suzanne is also known as someone who cares very much about public health. In the legislature, Suzanne partnered with ONA by voting to protect children by banning the sale of baby bottles, sippy cups and reusable water bottles that contain bisphenol-A (BPA) and to prohibit the sale of recalled toys and children’s products. 

ONA is proud to support the campaign, and looks forward to working to help elect Suzanne Bonamici as Oregon’s next Congresswoman. For more information, or get involved in the campaign email

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