Fighting For Montanans, Not Corporations

There are many politicians in Washington DC who only look out for the well-being of their corporate donors. Hard-working Americans across the country have been ignored and forgotten by Congress, left to wonder who has their back and if they can afford to pay the bills.

Throughout his career, John has fought for everyday Montanans who have been taken advantage of. He has beat big banks and other special interest groups in court on behalf of regular Montanans. John will take that same passion and commitment with him to Congress. John will not take corporate PAC or corporate lobbyist money, but he will take support from groups that support the people like unions and Planned Parenthood. He knows Montana needs a representative who will hold Washington accountable and put Montanans and their families first.

Protecting Healthcare for Montanans

John believes that we need to put people’s health above insurance company and health industry profits. The current proposed healthcare law would be a disaster for families in Montana. It eliminates protections for people with pre-existing conditions, rips away coverage from 70,000 Montanans and causes premiums to increase for countless others. John believes healthcare is a right, and he supports affordable healthcare for everyone, and would vote for Medicare for All.

Bring Good Paying Jobs to Montana 

As a small business owner, John’s top priority is to put Montanans into good paying jobs. He believes that no one should struggle to find work if they are willing to work hard. John also believes no one should have to rely on food stamps while working full time. Minimum wage needs to be a living wage, and if a living wage is $15, then we need to get there. That’s why John will support #EmployMT, a comprehensive strategy to create high-paying jobs, rebuild our infrastructure, invest in the workforce, and spur innovation in Montana

Montana Education for the Future

As a father with four kids going to public school, John understands the value of a great education. Education is the only way Montanans can stay competitive in a global economy, and to promote innovation and economic growth education should be freely available to all those who qualify and are interested. Montanans should be sure that John would support programs that recognize that a four year education is not necessary for everyone and that apprentice programs, trade schools, and community and tribal colleges need to be considered and funded in a comprehensive way.

Veterans Deserve Real Respect 

Politicians give lip service to the debt we owe our veterans, then don’t back it up with action. John will work hard to ensure that veterans get the first rate healthcare, education and vocational support they deserve. John also supports strong enforcement of the Servicemembers Relief Act and other laws designed to prevent payday lenders and banks from preying on soldiers while they are on the frontlines protecting our freedom.

Second Amendment Rights 

As a gun owner, John fully understands the need to protect our right to bear arms. Montanans are responsible gun owners and they know how important gun safety is to protect their families. He will oppose any effort to restrict the Second Amendment.

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Women’s Health  

Hypocritically, the politicians who talk the most about small government are the ones most eager to allow the government to invade our bedrooms and doctor’s offices. John adamantly supports the rights of women to make their own healthcare decisions without government interference. He will steadfastly oppose all efforts to defund Planned Parenthood.

Social Security 

John strongly believes Social Security needs to be protected for our seniors. Montanans have worked hard to pay into this essential program and they have earned those benefits. He will not let politicians in DC get their hands on Social Security benefits to make up for years of reckless spending.

Standing Up To Big Banks and Wall Street 

Millions of Americans lost their jobs and thousands of families had their homes foreclosed on due to the reckless decisions of Wall Street bankers. John will stand up to big banks and Wall Street like he has his whole career when he gets to Congress. He will support reforms that keep Wall Street in check to prevent another economic crisis from happening.

Native American Rights

John believes in Tribal Sovereignty and the right of self-determination for all Native Peoples.  John opposes the Republican health care plan that threatens to affect tribal members severely.  John also supports educational, job-training programs, and transportation investments that will help tribal communities.  The United States has an obligation to fulfill the promises made to Native People and John will fight to ensure those promises are kept.

Citizens United 

Our current political system is broken. Instead of looking out for the best interests of the American people, many politicians are bending over backwards to help out the special interest groups that fill their pockets. That’s why John will fight to overturn Citizens United and reaffirm that corporations are not people and have no business meddling in our democracy.

Farming and Ranching 

Montana’s agriculture is big driver of our economy- with 28,000 farms and ranches across the state. John will stand up to those in Washington DC who want to force trade deals that would destroy the livelihoods of Montana’s farmers and ranchers. It’s also important to John that we invest in better technology for farmers and ranchers across the US.

Our Public Lands 

Montanans have been hunting and recreating on our public lands for generations. It’s what makes Montana such a great place to live. However, special interest groups and their allies within the federal government are trying to take away our public lands. John will oppose any efforts that restrict the rights of Montanans to access our public lands and he will oppose any effort to sell off our public lands.

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