MNA statement on MSU mass shooting

Lansing, MI – In response to last night’s tragedy, Kevin Glaza, a pharmacist at Sparrow Hospital, member of the local MNA union’s elected leadership, and MSU dad, provided the following statement on behalf of the Michigan Nurses Association:

“Last night, a horrific act of gun violence shattered our community. Nurses and healthcare professionals rushed to Sparrow to assist in the care of victims. Our hospital had so many caregivers respond to the call for help that they had to turn people away. We grieve for the students who lost their lives in this senseless tragedy and our thoughts are with their families, our MSU community and those who continue to fight for their lives. “Our society should not have to endure this collective trauma over and over. Gun violence is a public health crisis. It is an epidemic caused by policy decisions. We add our voice to the chorus asking: how many more?”

The Michigan Nurses Association is the largest union and professional association for registered nurses and healthcare professionals in Michigan. MNA is an affiliate of National Nurses United and AFL-CIO.

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Contact: Amelia Dornbush, 517-896-7478

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