“The Massachusetts Nurses Association is pleased to announce our endorsement of Hélène Vincent for the District 8 seat on the Boston City Council,” said Donna Kelly-Williams, RN, President of the Massachusetts Nurses Association. “Helene has been a strong supporter of both nurses and labor—and she understands that good public policy is vital to the health of any community. As nurses, we advocate for our patients. Hélène Vincent will advocate for the residents of Boston’s 8th District.”
“I am deeply honored to receive the endorsement of the MNA,” Helene said. “As I recovered from my life-threatening accident in 2017, I saw firsthand how integral nurses are to our healthcare system. I will never forget the countless hours they dedicate to their patients every day. From healthcare to transportation to education, decisions have been made in our city without the input of those impacted. When I’m a city councilor, I will listen first and bring our district’s concerns and stories with me to effect real, long-lasting change.”
District 8, which includes Mission Hill, Beacon Hill, Fenway, Back Bay, and the West End, contains multiple hospitals, including Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. As a city councilor, Helene will advocate for nurses’ rights, advance labor protections, and ensure that the residents of the district and Boston as a whole can receive high-quality, comprehensive healthcare.
The MNA is the largest union and professional association of registered nurses and health professionals in the state and the third largest in the nation, representing more than 23,000 members working in 85 health care facilities, including 51 acute care hospitals, as well as a growing number of nurses and health professionals working in schools, visiting nurse associations, public health departments, and state agencies.
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