With travel restrictions eased, I have been on the campaign trail in my little electric car to connect with voters all throughout CD3. Most recently, we traveled down through Moab, Monticello and onto the Navajo Nation.
A Monumental Challenge
Our campaign and Candidate for Lt. Governor, Karina Brown in conjunction with the Bountiful, Park City and Moab Rotary Clubs, traveled in a caravan down to San Juan County to deliver over 10 tons of food and supplies to the Utah Navajo Health Services Center in Montezuma Creek. We then loaded up a separate trailer of cleaning and disinfectant supplies that Rebecca Benally was delivering to Navajo Mountain, one of the most remote areas of the Navajo Nation.
The project is part of a broader, statewide, grassroots effort to provide food, personal protective equipment and other needs to people in the Navajo community who are in need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The current pandemic is only one of the issues that the Navajo Nation faces. Much of the Utah portion of the Navajo Nation lacks basic infrastructure, including roads and broadband. I am committed to working to address the immediate and long-term health and structural issues that have left so many in the Navajo Nation in poverty.