August 21, 2020

Community Vigil to Protect All Workers

Community members are joining SEIU Local 221 for a vigil to honor those who have lost their lives to COVID-19. We demand investment in public health, public services and equity.

Community Vigil to Protect All Workers

6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24
San Diego County Administration Center

1600 Pacific Highway
San Diego 92101
NOTE: We will be observing all health and safety protocols, including wearing masksĀ  and staying at least six feet apart.
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On the eve of a critical County budget vote, we will wear black to mourn the tragic death of Ronda Felder, a County Social Worker and SEIU member. Ronda, who contracted COVID-19 doing fieldwork, paid for Personal Protective Equipment out of her own pocket when the County failed to provide necessary PPE and hazard pay.

Investing in public health means providing the PPE that Ronda needed and that County workers still need. It means hiring more Clinicians, Nurses and Social Workers, not contracting them out to for-profit companies as the Sheriff plans to do in County Jails. It means investing in equity and hazard pay for front-line workers risking their lives to serve the public.

A County budget that truly reflects our community’s values and commitment to fighting the pandemic would include all of this and more. We will honor the memory of Ronda and all those who have died by demanding a budget that invests in these needs.

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