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Annual membership for 2021: $15/person
Sanders County Democrats
P.O. Box 1491
Thompson Falls, MT 59873
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Thank you for your support!
April 13, 2021
Sanders County Democrats
The 67th Montana Legislative session may end before the end of this week, or perhaps go on until early May. Sine Die (literally ‘end day’), will be the close of one of the most horrific legislative sessions in memory. The empowered and heavily dominated Republican legislative body, backed by our own Trumpian Gov. Gianforte, focused their efforts not on jobs, COVID relief, nor sustainable solutions to health, public lands, public education, and energy, but on gutting human and civil rights, trying to control the Judicial Branch, restricting funding and support of public education, opening ourselves up to public land transfer, and tax entitlements to the wealthy. It's been quite a whirlwind. Thanks for hanging in there to support good bills and kill the bad ones as best we could. Now many of these bills will be off to the courts to decide on their Constitutionality.
There are still options for activism. I encourage you to look at these quite comprehensive lists:
Montana Free Press: https://apps.montanafreepress.org/capitol-tracker-2021/
To request a veto, call Gov. Gianforte: (406) 444-3111 or Email: email@example.com
As always, if there is legislative action still available, connect through https://leg.mt.gov/
Click here to read the draft minutes from our terrific County Convention that was held on April 18th. Thank you to each of you who attended, and to the individuals serving on the Central Committee or as precinct persons.
Check out the schedule of activities for the SCDem year on the calendar page; or click here to We’ve got lots of upcoming events in which to be engaged. We will be hosting a Zoom planning event on an evening during the 3rd week of May. Look for that date and try to hop on to learn more.
Lastly, as a final upbeat parting shot, thanks to the 7 folks who showed up for the semi-annual Hwy 200 clean-up, especially Mark Sheets who makes all the arrangements for this service project. That’s who we are – Democrats dedicated to serving Sanders County.
Thank you, one and all,
Important Links for public input:
Here is a link where you can provide public testimony (Note: must request to testify by noon the day before a bill is heard in committee) https://leg.mt.gov/public-testimony/
To email your elected representatives: https://leg.mt.gov/web-messaging/
Call the Capitol switchboard and request comments be given. You may list up to 4 legislators/bills/or committees in one phone call. (406)-444-4800.
From the Montana Free Press
MTFP has created a podcast and summary of the week:
In addition to the Montana Legislative Home Page, we want to thank Montana Free Press to creating this fabulously useful site, MTFP Capital Tracker: https://apps.montanafreepress.org/capitol-tracker-2021/
If not you, then who?
If not now, then when?
Mindy Ferrell, Chair
Annual membership for 2021: $15/person Sanders County Democrats P.O. Box 1491 Thompson Falls, MT 59873
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, organized citizens
can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
~ Margaret Mead
Sanders County Democrats
In pursuit of Justice, the Sanders County Democrats (hereafter referred to as SCD), will:
Promote active engagement and service on common ground issues;
Strive for unity as we provide honest and true information related to Local, State and National legislation;
Participate in coordinated efforts in elections for candidates at the Local, State, and National levels reflecting Democratic values.
Self Governance Agreements:
Support Sanders County and Its Citizens
Organizational Objectives and Structure
The previously separated Sanders County Democrats and the Sanders County Democratic Central Committee will be joined into one entity. We wish to promote the values expressed in the Montana Democratic Party Platform through social and educational means. In particular, we wish to focus our attention and effort toward achieving platform objectives in the following areas of interest:
Human and Civil Rights, that supports justice and equality of opportunity for all
Veterans Affairs, that honors and provides for active Military as well as Veterans
Public Education, that provides equitable educational opportunity and funding
Health and Human Services, that ensures quality of life for all
Public Lands, including hunting, fishing, and recreational access along with stewardship of our natural resources
Energy Policies, that promote sustainability and confronts global climate change
Good Government, that provides for needed infrastructure for community, commerce, and culture
Click here to download or view a copy of our Brochure. It contains a lot of information about our group and activities.
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org