At these challenging times, we worry about COVID19 and send our prayers for strength and protection to all the frontline heroes who go to work everyday to care for those who are ill. We pray for the recovery of those infected and that people continue to be cautious to prevent spread. Remember and please remind your family and friends that social distancing is one of the major ways we will survive this pandemic. Tell them to follow the rules. Wash hands frequently for at least 20 seconds, wipe house down as much as possible, and stay home. We mourn and pray for those who lost their loved ones to the battle. The IALNF is praying that this pandemic does not last long with us. We thank God for the news of people winning the fight towards recovery. Juntos Podemos Ganar!!

 

Pictured below: UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing Yazmin Gamez (left) and Talice Nieto-Melendez (right). They are volunteering at COVID-19 screening station #11 at the Greehey Academic and Research Campus (Greehey CCRI).

Pictured below: UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing Students. Brandy Martinez (left), and Randi Ramirez (right) volunteering at COVID-19 screening station #8 at the UT Health Dental School entrance.

 

 

Congratulations to Dr. Adelita Cantu who has been appointed by Mayor Nirenberg and Judge Wolfe to the Complete Count Committee for Census 2020. She, along with others, will be advising the city and the county on strategies to ensure that every citizen in San Antonio and Bexar County is counted in the 2020 census.

This is a message from one Latina to other Latinos. It’s time to make major decisions about whether or not, we as Latinos are going to play a major role in this coming election. We have the power to place into office those politicians who are sensitive to our needs if we vote. Voting is a major responsibility. If we don’t vote then all we can do is blame ourselves for politicians making decisions which are not good for us. If you don’t vote, don’t gripe about what is happening around you. You gave up that right when you did not take the time to vote.

We are the fastest growing minority population and because of this we have the privilege of making an impact on this election. On November 6, 2018, we have the opportunity to take charge of who become the leaders of our country and states. “Are we going to do that? Yes, of course we will!” We all know that the only way we can make change is by voting. Take someone with you to vote – a friend or relative, another nurse. Our voices count only if we get to the voting booths. Know which candidates have shown conviction and commitment to the problems that some Latinos face, such as being uninsured, unemployed, and uneducated. Which candidates are going to help us eliminate the health disparities we encounter? Who are going to help our undocumented immigrants? I say, “Let us, as Latinos, show that we are responsible, concerned citizens by voting and making an impact in this year’s election. Let us rise to the occasion and show our country that WE DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.”