Naomi Esther Blemur, Democratic Nominee for Commissioner of Agriculture, postponed her campaign activities for a few days to focus on Hurricane Ian relief efforts and offer much needed assistance to underrepresented communities in the state of Florida. Naomi called upon the Governor and leaders at every level to aid millions of Floridians who have been affected in minority-based communities like Ft. Myers.
As part of her efforts to identify needs of minority communities affected by the hurricane, Naomi met with Sharee Mobley, First Lady of Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church. Mrs. Mobley has been coordinating donations and goods distribution in her community. Naomi asked First Lady the same question she asked community leaders in other counties: what would the people like the leaders of the state to do right now?
“I would like for them to recognize that everyone is affected, and not just certain demographics and certain areas,” emphasized Mrs. Mobley. “Give us a plan, at least talk to us! Let us know what you are going to do, if there are going to be any efforts. Because we are here waiting on your leadership. We have our church leaders telling us what to do. However, we are waiting on the state’s leadership to guide us. […] People need help.”
Naomi Esther Blemur will continue her tour around the state to visit minority communitIes affected by the hurricane, participate in volunteering efforts, and collect people’s requests in order to assist the governor in sending help to the places that need it. In the coming days, the Democratic Nominee for Commissioner of Agriculture will visit Orange, Polk, and Sarasota counties.