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Bonnie Castillo RN named to TIME MAGAZINE'S MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE OF 2020

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Specializes in Critical care, tele, Medical-Surgical. Has 48 years experience.

BY DOLORES HUERTA  

As a registered nurse and executive director of National Nurses United and the California Nurses Association, Bonnie Castillo is a visionary and a leader. She was among the first to call attention to the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) available to nurses across the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic, and fought layoffs and pay cuts that nurses faced despite their vital frontline work.

Bonnie’s commitment to the labor movement and unions is unwavering; she states that unions are the foundation of a democratic society. Bonnie does not just work to heal patients; she works to heal society. As a mother and grandmother of nurses, I thank Bonnie, and all nurses—including those who have died while serving—for their heroic work in this critical time.

Huerta is a civil rights activist who co-founded what is now the United Farm Workers of America

https://time.com/collection/100-most-influential-people-2020/5888341/bonnie-castillo/

herring_RN, ASN, BSN

Specializes in Critical care, tele, Medical-Surgical. Has 48 years experience.

"When I learned I had been named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world for 2020, I knew that our nurse voice of patient advocacy was louder and more resonant than ever before.

This is an award that we nurses cherish, but it’s an award that fuels us to continue to speak out for our patients, colleagues, and our community."   Bonnie Castillo RN

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