Charlene Richardson recognized for her â€˜exceptional organizingâ€™
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recognized for her
The North Shore Labor Council
recently awarded Charlene Richardson
, an RN and MNA staffer its "Exceptional Organizing Award" for her
work on behalf of the MNA's
Patient Safety Act.
Richardson is the former Region 4 community organizer for the MNA's legislative division.
She is presently working as an educator in the organization's division of nursing.
As explained during the ceremony by Jeff Crosby, president of NSLC, "Charlene poured her heart and soul into our Labor council and into trying to get this bill passed.
was also responsible for making sure that key members of the North Shore community made it into the State House when the bill was up for a hearing.
In addition, she
was instrumental in lobbying both the House and Senate
to get the bill out of various committees and onto the floor for a direct vote.
ran a textbook campaign in order to get this bill passed," added Crosby "and the organization could not have had a better person carrying out the field campaign on the North Shore than Charlene
... we are grateful to have had her as a participant in our labor council and its women's committee."
award alongside state Sen.