PLATFORM

Casey believes the Montana Democratic Party is the party of the people. He believes we should welcome Montanans of every color, creed, and condition. Our history as Montanans teaches us that by gathering together and speaking as one, we can move society forward, especially when we raise our voices for those among us with little money, power, influence, or acceptance.

 

His cause as a Montana Democrats is as simple and as ambitious as the purpose stated in the Constitution of the United States. By working together, we strive for “a more perfect union.” A union must be a government of the people and by the people dedicated to securing for every single citizen the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. 

 

Like the delegates who crafted Montana’s constitution, he believes that a more perfect Montana requires that we secure even more expansive liberties. He treasures our explicit right to the privacy of our persons, our property and our communications; our right to a clean and healthful environment; and our right to be notified, to observe, and to participate when our governing bodies make decisions.

 

As a Montanan, Casey is deeply grateful for the landscapes, heritages, opportunities, freedoms and lifestyle we enjoy in this “last, best place.” As a Democrats, Casey believes that, by ensuring and expanding these blessings for every Montanan, we improve the quality of life for all Montanans.

Education

Casey believes that public education not only acts as the primary catalyst for a strong economy, upward mobility, and the quality of life in Montana, but also fosters the lasting bonds of understanding, acceptance, and community that make Montana such a desirable place to live. He is committed to a continuum of high-quality public education opportunities that develop the potential of every Montanan and of Montana itself. 

Women

Casey is committed to ensuring that every woman has the autonomy and the support she deserves to live the life she chooses with dignity, equality, and opportunity. He is committed to securing equal opportunities in education, employment, and leadership for every woman and to ensuring safe, healthy, and nurturing environments for all women. To achieve these goals, women must have an equitable role, not only in determining local, state, and national policies, but also in allocating resources to meet the needs of families and communities.

Labor

Casey believes that stable jobs with livable wages are another cornerstone of a stable economy and a healthy society. Because the vast majority of Montanans make their living as wage-earners, we seek fair compensation for their labor so that they can provide for their families and sustain their communities. Montana workers deserve safety, security, and dignity as conditions of their employment, as well as conditions of their 

retirement after a lifetime of hard work.

Energy

As we confront global climate change, Casey believes that we must reduce our reliance on fossil fuels over time through a combination of energy conservation, energy efficiency, and investment/development of clean and renewable energy sources. He believes that we can achieve this goal, sustain and provide good Montana jobs in the energy sector.  

Healthcare

Casey is dedicated to ensuring quality of life and equality of opportunity for all individuals and families, regardless of their socio-economic status. Fundamental to such quality and 

equality is access to the basic necessities of life, including, at a minimum, health care, education, shelter, adequate nutrition, human dignity, and lives free of violence. Furthermore, Casey believes that with the right to Healthcare comes the right to transparency in the medical billing process. Families have the right to know what they are paying for.

Hunting, Fishing and Recreation

Casey recognizes that the opportunity for Montanans to enjoy our spectacular landscapes and abundant wildlife is an integral part of our heritage, identity, and lifestyle. He believes in public ownership of the fish, wildlife, streams and rivers of our state and rely on our government to hold these resources in trust for the beneficial use of our citizens and future generations.

~Sections adapted from Montana Democratic Party Platform

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