Earlier this holiday season Registered Nurses launched an unprecedented fight for patient safety, ultimately winning a contract that takes important first steps in securing the high-quality health care all patients deserve. SEIU 721 Registered Nurses proved to be resilient when it came to protecting the health of the communities they serve.
Now SEIU 721RNs are being called to help on the front lines of another fight for those in need. A humanitarian crisis has been growing at the United States Border as thousands of Central American refugees have walked for weeks to reach Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico and seek asylum.
SEIU 721 has taken the lead and has teamed up with other unions, clergy groups and community organizations to hep respond to this crisis. As a Registered Nurse in Los Angeles County, you know all too well the multiple challenges facing the patient population in Southern California and your experience is invaluable. We are now called to action to aid these vulnerable asylum seekers.
This weekend, SEIU 721 will be part of the “Faith Caravan,” that will be visiting migrant encampments and shelters on both sides of the border and delivering trucks with donated food, blankets, tents, and backpacks to give out to the families. Our brothers and sisters from United Healthcare Workers (UHW) will also be bringing a medical RV where nurses can do family check-ups.
We are looking for 5-10 LA County Registered Nurses to participate and join other SEIU 721 members. Will you answer the call?
Humanitarian Aid Trip
Date: Saturday, December 22, 2018
Time: 4 a.m. – Midnight
Meeting location: SEIU 721 Headquarters, 1545 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017
If you are able to attend, contact Carolyn Conter ASAP at: Carolyn.Conter@seiu721.org or 213-276-8393. Together we rise and together we win!