I have been an NYPNU member since 2002 and we have seen a lot of changes through the years. One thing that has not changed is the commitment of NYPNU to protect its members. Our unit has faced a lot of struggles in the recent times. NYPNU has played a big role in resolving these challenges and made sure that the nurses' rights are protected according to our contract. I personally decided to run for delegate because I wanted to work hand in hand with NYPNU to make our voice heard and our contract enforced to make our work environment better so we can take care of our patients safely.