NYSNA Nurses Back Levin In D33 City Council Race

New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) endorsed Steve Levin for the D33 City Council seat (which serves Brooklyn Heights) on Wednesday near the Long Island College Hospital campus.

Levin, along with mayoral candidate Bill DiBlasio, have been endorsed by the organization in large part due their actions in support of keeping LICH open. In July, DiBlasio, Levin, community leaders and members of LICH were arrested at SaveLICH rally at SUNY headquarters in Manhattan. The charges were later dropped.

Brooklyn Eagle: Levin’s support for LICH is nothing new, said Susan Shanahan, a nurse at LICH and a resident of Levin’s district for many years. She recalled Levin fighting for LICH when its previous owners, Continuum Health partners, tried to shut down the pediatric ward. “He’s a true advocate,” she said.

Levin told the crowd that the endorsement was especially meaningful, “after what we’ve all gone through in the past few months.” He compared the battle to keep LICH open despite efforts by SUNY to shut it down a “David and Goliath” story.

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  • marshasrimler

    This is a well deserved endorsement. Pierson’s endorsements by some were more like revenge endorsements

  • John Lennon

    I agree. Sour grapes from sour people.

  • Randernyc

    How come this is not characterized as a “pretzel?”

    Sounds like a “Vito-does enemy!”

  • marshasrimler

    Last time I checked Vito is not running in our district. Go after him where he wants to get elected