Markowitz, Malinda


Malinda Markowitz is a registered nurse and a co-president of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United.

Humanity Not Austerity: Time to Step It Up for Prop 30

By Malinda Markowitz, RN

It's time to get serious about protecting our schools, our basic healthcare services, and the public support so essential to assuring a civil society in California.

Attention Californians: We need to pass Proposition 30.

With the latest polls showing a real tightening on the measure, let's recall what is at stake, and take a harder look at who is financing the campaign against this vital measure.

Why Rejecting Prop 32 is a Patient Safety Issue

By Malinda Markowitz, RN

It would be easy for voters, sick of the auction of California politics to the biggest spenders, to be tempted by the misleading advertising for Proposition 32. But all the ads for 32 ought to come with a warning label: beware of buyer's remorse.

Anyone who has seen the No on 32 endorsements from the real campaign finance reform groups, the League of Women Voters, Common Cause, and Public Citizen, probably already understands the initiative is not what it claims.

Nurses to Press Congress September 1st to Tax Wall Street to Heal America

By Malinda Markowitz, RN

As Congress and the White House continue to push an agenda of more deep cuts in spending at a time an economic crisis that is spinning out of control, registered nurses across the country will converge on some 60 Congress members in their local district offices September 1  to demand new priorities that help Main Street, not Wall Street.

RNs will hold soup kitchens, food drives, community speak outs, street theater, and other actions to call on legislators, Republicans and Democrats alike, to sign a pledge to “support a Wall Street transaction tax that will raise sufficient revenue to make Wall Street pay for the devastation it has caused on Main Street.”  In many locales we will be joined by many community and labor activists.