Caregivers Nelly Prieto, left, and Brenda Cuevas hold a large sign during a protest for facility funding and hazard pay for nursing home workers Thursday, June 18, 2020, in downtown Yakima, Wash.

“Just like there hasn’t been a break in the crisis, we cannot afford a break in emergency funding.

I urge our state officials to extend this emergency funding so that those who rely on Medicaid for their long-term care are not left to confront the ongoing crisis without the necessary support from caregivers like me.”

Read more from caregiver and SEIU 775 member Nelly Prieto in her letter to the editor in the Yakima Herald.