Democratic National Convention Speaker Will Be Leading Voice in Highlighting Stories of Those Lost to Coronavirus Pandemic Due to Trump’s Failure to Protect America

Washington, DC – Today, Protect Our Care and its Coronavirus War Room are announcing a partnership with Kristin Urquiza, who gained national attention after telling the powerful story of how she lost her father to COVID-19 at the Democratic National Convention earlier this month. Kristin will join Protect Our Care to help the organization highlight stories like her own and speak to the importance of protecting health care in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

This Wednesday, Urquiza will lead a press event with other families who’ve lost loved ones to the pandemic in an effort to refocus attention on the very real impact of Donald Trump’s botched response. 

“Kristin has an unparalleled ability to powerfully tell the story of her loss and connect with others finding their voice to tell their own,” said Brad Woodhouse, Executive Director of Protect Our Care. “So much of our advocacy at Protect Our Care places people’s stories at the center of the health care debate. With the coronavirus pandemic still raging, it’s more important than ever that we’re centering the most important aspect of this issue: the thousands of Americans who’ve lost their lives to Trump’s negligence. Kristin will be an invaluable partner in helping us to that.”

“It has been overwhelming to see how my story of loss has resonated with so many people across the country,” said Kristin Urquiza. “While it’s difficult to tell these stories, it’s necessary to expose the overwhelming human toll that’s resulted from failed leadership on the coronavirus pandemic and health care. While I wish it was under different circumstances, it’s an honor to partner with Protect Our Care to continue telling my family’s story and help uplift stories of others experiencing their own unnecessary losses.”