121RN Hosts Legislative Meet & Greet

Nine State Assemblymembers participated in a March 3 Legislative Meet and Greet hosted by SEIU 121RN for SEIU California.  With 121RN President Gayle Batiste serving as the emcee at 121RN’s Pasadena headquarters, the event allowed 121RN members to interact with the lawmakers that represent the various hospitals where our nurses work. Legislators pledged their support of various issues 121RN members face at the worksite, including holding hospital administration accountable for violating health and safety regulations.

In attendance were Assemblymembers Richard Bloom, AD 50, Santa Monica/West LA; Ian Calderon, AD 57, Whittier; Ed Chau, AD 49, Alhambra/San Gabriel Valley; Matt Dababneh, AD 45, West San Fernando Valley; Chris Holden, AD 41, Pasadena/Altadena; Reggie Jones-Sawyer, AD 59, South LA; Adrin Nazarian, AD 46, Sherman Oaks; Patrick O’Donnell, AD 70, Long Beach; and Freddie Rodriguez, AD 52, Pomona.

From left: Kathleen Gregg, RN at Providence Tarzana Medical Center; Gayle Batiste, 121RN President and RN at Northridge Hospital Medical Center; Assemblymember Matt Debabneh; Assemblymember Reggie Jones Sawyer; Assemblymember Ian Calderon, Ramona Kawahara, RN at Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Marcie Farnum, RN at Providence Tarzana Medical Center.

From left: Kathleen Gregg, RN at Providence Tarzana Medical Center; Gayle Batiste, 121RN President and RN at Northridge Hospital Medical Center; Assemblymember Matt Debabneh; Assemblymember Reggie Jones Sawyer; Assemblymember Ian Calderon, Ramona Kawahara, RN at Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Marcie Farnum, RN at Providence Tarzana Medical Center.

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Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell with 121RN members working at Gardens Regional Medical Center.

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121RN President Gayle Batiste emceed the political meet and greet.

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Freddie Rodriguez, the assemblymember representing the Pomona area, with Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center RN members Venessa Burgos and Mel Del Degan.

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121RN President Gayle Batiste (center) and RN members from Garfield Medical Center, Cielimar Zamora and Angie Yu (at left) talked with Assemblymember Ed Chau.

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It was standing-room only at Local 121RN during the Legislative Meet & Greet.

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