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Obama for America has launched Virginia nurses for Obama, a new grassroots program designed to mobilize nurses across the Commonwealth, and announced the organization’s co-chairs.

The Nurses for Obama initiative is part of an ongoing effort this month to engage Virginians and discuss how President Obama‘s health care reform law is benefitting them. Because nurses are on the frontlines of our health care system, they are involved in every step along the way, from prevention to patient care, and have seen firsthand how health care reform has already benefitted their patients.

Nurses across Virginia have signed up as volunteers to talk to their communities on the phones and at doors to discuss how health care reform has made a difference in their jobs. 

Nurse and Nurses for Obama Co-Chair Chelsea Savage of Richmond said during our interview ” I’m on the frontlines and see firsthand the benefits of health care reform.” In Virginia, Savage said “2.3 million people now have access to free preventive care. They can get life saving cancer screenings like mammograms and colonoscopies.” She said contraception will be covered for women without a co-pay and deductible.

The Obama for America Virginia Nurses for Obama Co-Chairs:

Connie Brennan of Nelson County

Deborah Henderson of Danville

Nancy O’Brien of Charlottesville

Chelsea Savage of Richmond

Nurses for Obama are individuals volunteering on their own time and not speaking on behalf of their employers.  For additional information about Nurses for Obama, please visit www.barackobama.com/nurses.

Marianne von Nordeck

Virginia Press Secretary, Obama for America

(804) 413-2358