Serving the communities affected by Hurricane Harvey

Due to the recent natural disasters in Southeastern Texas, I will be traveling to the affected areas in order to serve the people and ensure their quick recovery. At the end of the day, we must put our country above our campaign in order to protect the lives of all Americans. It is time for all of us to come together as Americans and to put our country over party and personal politics.

In 2006 I served the Louisiana communities affected by Hurricane Katrina. Working as a nurse in disaster affected areas is nothing new for me, but every time I leave in awe watching firsthand the effects of natural disasters caused by Climate Change and our inability as a nation to effectively prevent these horrific events from happening. I have been called in to assist the relief efforts in Houston and the surrounding areas and the moment I was presented with the option to head down there, I knew I had to serve the local community.

Since I will be working long days and nights in Houston, I have officially decided to suspend my official campaign activity until I return to the district once after my duties are complete. The campaign itself will still be running if you would like to volunteer or donate and my staff is prepared to represent the campaign at local community events and meetings in the meantime.

I will be back on the campaign trail soon enough, but our nation is in a crisis and I cannot stand idly by as I watch those in the 4th largest American city live without power, shelter, and the vital resources necessary in order to survive. Any questions about the campaign in the meantime can be directed to David Turkell via email at Press@Dottynygardforcongress.com. Let's stand together in order to heal our nation.

Ready to Serve,

Dotty Nygard, RN