Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Despite the passage of Obamacare, it is the sad and cruel reality that millions of people are still systematically denied basic healthcare insurance. Such is the current reality of our dear friend, comrade, and sister Reina Gomez. Reina is fighting a courageous battle against cancer; she beat it once and its back. As an undocumented domestic worker, she cannot get health insurance. She is being treated at Jackson Memorial public hospital, and she’s working full time to make ends meet. She will soon hit a wall when her cancer treatment makes working impossible. She doesn’t have a single-family member in Miami, and no other supports to pay rent, groceries, and incidental medical expenses. Her situation will quickly become impossible. We can help her now by raising $5,000 for her to get through the next few months.
Here in the USA and in her home country of Honduras, Reina has dedicated her life to fight for social justice and equality for all. She has been a leader on issues ranging from immigration reform, to fighting for the rights of low wageworkers, and raising awareness about the condition of domestic workers in the USA. She has been a union leader, an immigrant rights activist, and is now on the forefront of the struggle for domestic workers’ rights. She has always been a vocal advocate of unity between immigrant workers and African Americans. She has helped many, and now it is time for us to help her get through this difficult time.
She is fighting valiantly, but she can't afford basic needs care which puts her at risk of becoming homeless while in treatment and recovery. She won’t be able to work to pay her rent, her car insurance or to buy food or the medication she might need for her recovery. Reina doesn’t have any savings and her health condition makes it impossible for her to take on more work to save and to cover for her expenses after the surgery. The walls are closing in on her and things seem to get more difficult every day. She is doing everything possible to find a solution, but she's running out of time.
You can be a shining light in Reina’s time of darkness. Together, we can get help Reina go through her recovery with dignity, without having to worry about basic needs like food and shelter.
This is the time when our movement can show how strong it is and stand up to show solidarity and support to one of our own.
You can help by making a donation today to help her in this difficult time and by sharing this with all of your networks.
- yaquelin Lopez
- lizbeth polo
- kenia junco
- Alina Serrano
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