The INA-PAC, the political arm of the Illinois Nurses Association, today announced its endorsement of Lori Lightfoot for Mayor of Chicago.

“Lori Lightfoot earned the nurses’ endorsement because she understands that the public health needs of the city of Chicago cannot be met by the current resources of the Chicago Department of Public Health and that the Department needs more corporate funds to meet the needs of Chicago, whether those needs are addressing lead poisoning or a public health emergency,” said Alice Johnson, Executive Director of the Illinois Nurses Association. As part of the primary and general election process, INA invites candidates to answer a questionnaire and appear at an interview with INA-PAC members.

“I’m thrilled to have the endorsement of the Illinois Nurses Association Political Action Committee,” said Lightfoot. “INA does critical work to fight for nurses’ rights and empower nurses to be powerful advocates for their patients and communities. As mayor, I am committed to joining with INA to support nurses, fight for the rights of working families across the state, and address critical public health challenges.”

The INA-PAC endorses political candidates, makes contributions to political campaigns, and educates nurses about political action. INA-PAC is governed by a board of trustees.