On March 12, the Missoula County Democrats voted to adopt one of the most progressive platforms in the state. Our country democratic committee called for universal, single payer health care as a right for all citizens, a living wage, campaign finance reform and accepted several Montana-specific facets of the Green New Deal.
The platform change did not happen overnight. Since the beginning of the year, a group of folks from Missoula and around the state formed an organic collective effort and asked the Missoula Democrats to adopt these changes. The Missoula County Democrats listened and stepped up to the challenge because we are progressive and we are leading the change we all seek. We are proud to announce an action plan that includes opportunities for all to get involved. Please join us in making change - remember each one of us can make a change, together we make a difference. Watch this space for ways to get involved.
RESOLUTION OF THE MISSOULA COUNTY DEMOCRATS CENTRAL COMMITTEE CALLING FOR THE ADOPTION OF
A NEW GREEN ECONOMY - ADOPTED 3/12/19
WHEREAS: We support universal, single-payer health care and preventive care for all. We believe that health care is a right, not a privilege.
WHEREAS: We believe all workers must be paid a living wage, with annual adjustments based on cost of living. We support elimination of the sub-minimum wage for any category of workers.
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, the Missoula County Democratic Central Committee supports efforts to grow a new “green” economy based on renewable and sustainable energy and resources.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Missoula County Democratic Central Committee calls for upgrades to residential and industrial buildings for state-of-the-art energy efficiency, comfort and safety.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Missoula County Democratic Central Committee wants to increase “green” technology, industry, expertise, products and services as a major new enterprise for the city and county, with the aim of becoming the state’s international leader transitioning to a completely greenhouse gas neutral economy.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Missoula County Democratic Central Committee believes the quality of our water supply depends on the restoration, conservation, and sustainable land management of forests and wetlands. We want enforcement of the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which if fully enforced, would extend protections to two million new miles of streams and tributaries, and 20 million acres of wetlands
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Missoula County Democratic Central Committee calls for a ‘just transition’ for all workers, low-income communities, communities of color, indigenous communities, rural and urban communities and the front-line communities most affected by climate change, pollution and other environmental harm including by ensuring that local implementation of the transition is led from the community level and by prioritizing solutions that end the harms faced by front-line communities from climate change and environmental pollution.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Missoula County Democratic Central Committee calls for diversification of local and regional economies, with a particular focus on communities where the fossil fuel industry holds significant control over the labor market, to ensure workers have the necessary tools, opportunities, and economic assistance to succeed during this needed energy transition.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Missoula County Democratic Central Committee supports campaign finance reform to protect the voice of Montana voters against the
dominance of large corporations and moneyed interests in electoral and political matters. Attest:
Dave Kendall, Chair, Missoula County Democrats
Jennifer Cady, Vice-Chair, Missoula County Democrats Central Committee
Todd Mowbray, Secretary, Missoula County Democrats Central Committee