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PPAMT 2018 Endorsements! 

 

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Montana proudly endorses these candidates for elected office because they are committed to protecting and advancing access to comprehensive reproductive health care, including abortion, sexual health education, and the personal freedom for Montanans to decide whether or when to become a parent without interference from politicians and government.

To learn more, please visit Planned Parenthood Advocates of Montana PAC's webpage at ppmontanapac.org

 

Endorsements

Elect pro-women’s health legislators in key districts that include:

Candidate Name Party Legislative District City
Laura Dever D House District 22 Great Falls
Barbara Bessette D House District 24 Great Falls
Jasmine Krotkov D House District 25 Great Falls
Jessica L. Karjala D House District 48 Billings
Jade Bahr D House District 50 Billings
Mary McNally D Senate District 24 Billings
Diane Sands D Senate District 49 Missoula

 

Here’s a complete list of 2018 endorsements:

 

Candidate Name Party Legislative District City
Kwen Shirley D House District 04 Evergreen
Mary Custer D House District 06 Whitefish
James H Cossitt D House District 07 Kalispell
Diane L. Magone D House District 14 Superior
Lynelle Melton D House District 19 Great Falls
Keaton Sunchild D House District 20 Great Falls
Laura Dever D House District 22 Great Falls
Barbara Bessette D House District 24 Great Falls
Jasmine Krotkov D House District 25 Great Falls
Casey Schreiner D House District 26 Great Falls
Kathryn G.H. Nicholes L House District 30 Martinsdale
Blair Koch D House District 43 Billings
Ming Cabrera D House District 44 Billings
Anne Giuliano D House District 46 Billings
Kathy Kelker D House District 47 Billings
Jessica L. Karjala D House District 48 Billings
Emma Kerr-Carpenter D House District 49 Billings
Jade Bahr D House District 50 Billings
Amelia Marquez D House District 52 Billings
Kathleen O’Donnell D House District 55 Billings
Laurie Bishop D House District 60 Livingston
Jim Hamilton D House District 61 Bozeman
Christopher Pope D House District 65 Bozeman
Catherine Scott D House District 80 Helena
Mary M. Caferro D House District 81 Helena
Moffie Funk D House District 82 Helena
Kim Abbott D House District 83 Helena
Mary Ann Dunwell D House District 84 Helena
Katie Sullivan D House District 89 Missoula
Marilyn Marler D House District 90 Missoula
Connie Keogh D House District 91 Missoula
Lee Bridges D House District 92 East Missoula
Kimberly P. Dudik D House District 94 Missoula
Shane A. Morigeau D House District 95 Missoula
Thomas Winter D House District 96 Missoula
Patrick Maloney D House District 97 Lolo
Marilyn Ryan D House District 99 Missoula
Andrea Olsen D House District 100 Missoula
Bob Moretti D Senate District 13 Great Falls
Paul Tuss D Senate District 14 Havre
Mary Zeiss Stange D Senate District 19 Ekalaka
Mary McNally D Senate District 24 Billings
Dan Vermillion D Senate District 30 Livingston
Pat Flowers D Senate District 32 Belgrade
Jennifer “JP” Pomnichowski D Senate District 33 Bozeman
Janet Ellis D Senate District 41 Helena
Jill Cohenour D Senate District 42 East Helena
Diane Sands D Senate District 49 Missoula
Bryce Bennett D Senate District 50 Missoula

#Yes185

PPAMT is proud to be advocating for I-185 to prevent Planned Parenthood patients and thousands of other Montanans from losing their health coverage.

To volunteer with PPAMT on I-185, click here

To learn more about the Healthy Montana Campaign, visit healthymontana.org.

Issues and Legislation

Planned Parenthood of Montana’s proven history of providing quality, accessible, affordable reproductive health care and education directs our advocacy activities. PPAMT works to engage Montanans at the community level. Through grassroots organizing, community partnerships and coalitions, electoral advocacy and local and state government lobbying, PPAMT works to promote access to reproductive health care and education and advocate for Reproductive Freedom.

The Domestic Gag Rule & Title X

#NoGagRule Rally to stand against the Trump Administration's Domestic Gag Rule

Thanks to Title X funding, Planned Parenthood of Montana is able to provide medical services, including birth control, STI testing and treatment, annual exams, and cancer screenings, on a sliding scale to thousands of their patients.

The Trump-Pence administration introduced a nationwide gag rule which makes it illegal for doctors, nurses, hospitals, community health centers, and any other provider in the Title X program to tell patients how they can safely and legally access abortion. It would also introduce new rules designed to make it impossible for patients to access birth control and other reproductive health care at Planned Parenthood health centers across the country.

60 Title X advocates gathered to rally against the Trump Adiminstartion's Domestic Gag Rule and to stand with Title X providers. 


Guest speakers included:
- PPMT & PPAMT President, Martha Stahl
- Bridgercare Executive Director, Stefanie McDowell
- Faith Leader, Dwight Welch
- Planned Parenthood patient advocate, Lisa Atwood

Check out photos of the #NoGagRule rally here.  

Media coverage on the #NoGagRule rallly here.

Further information on the Domestic Gag Rule here

Take action on the Domestic Gag Rule here.

Governor Bullock Joins Growing Opposition to Trump’s Domestic “Gag Rule”

We’re grateful to Governor Bullock for standing with Montana women, and rejecting this dangerous policy. 16,000 Montanans depend on Planned Parenthood for birth control and other basic health care. The TrumpPence administration is taking direct aim at their health and rights, and we are glad that Governor Bullock is joining the growing nationwide opposition to these attacks.

Martha Stahl, President and CEO at Planned Parenthood of Montana


Planned Parenthood of Montana applauds Governor Bullock for standing with Montana women against attempt to cut them off from Planned Parenthood.

Learn more about  Governor Bullock's support here.

Victory on #NoI-183!

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Montana is proud to be a part of the Free and Fair Montana Campaign. This grassroots campaign stands with transgender and non-binary Montanans by opposing I-183, a proposed anti-trans ballot initiative. Because of the tireless work of Free and Fair Montana supporters, the dangerous initative has failed to make the November 2018 ballot! #NoI183!


Read more on the victory of #NoI-183 here:

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