Jeannine Pearce for Long Beach City Council Releases the Endorsement of the California Nurses Association
December 22, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Jeannine Pearce for Long Beach City Campaign announces the endorsement of the California Nurses Association.
“Jeannine Pearce has the progressive values Long Beach needs to ensure the city works for all residents," said Malinda Markowitz, RN Co-President of the California Nurses Association. "Jeannine's focus on delivering public healthcare for all, affordable housing, and a cleaner environment to residents will benefit everyone in Long Beach, but will have the most lasting impact on those most vulnerable in the city. Jeannine’s ability to collaborate with nonprofits and civic organizations and organize residents to bring real change to Long Beach’s neighborhoods sets her apart from her opponents. The California Nurses Association, representing more than 90,000 nurses statewide, is proud to endorse Jeannine Pearce for Long Beach City Council.”
"I'm incredibly honored to have the support of the largest union representing professional nurses nationwide," said Pearce. The California Nurses Association has been at the forefront fighting to deliver affordable, quality health care for everyone in California, focused especially on delivering it to the most vulnerable and in the most need. Their leadership and action has shown that bringing health care accessibility to everyone is possible if we put people first."
The California Nurses Association joins more than forty (40) District 2 community leaders and residents, Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, West Hollywood Mayor Lindsey Horvath, Councilmember Rex Richardson, Councilmember Roberto Uranga, IBEW Local 11, Pacific Shore NOW, Teamsters, small business owners and many others in supporting her candidacy for Long Beach City Council.
Jeannine Pearce is a longtime 2nd District resident and is running for the Long Beach City Council to ensure that all residents are well represented in local government. Her priorities include supporting a thriving and growing local economy, building a clean and safe environment for residents to flourish and a commitment to collaboration with all stakeholders.
Jeannine's personal story is characterized by struggle and perseverance. Adopted at a young age, Jeannine grew up very poor. She moved out of her home at the age of 16 and has worked since then. She made the move from her home state of Texas to California with her husband in 2005. After a decade of working multiple jobs while going to college, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Long Beach State University with a degree in sociology in 2009. She currently lives near Retro Row with her husband, Ryan, and daughter, Jubilee.