On The Trail with Kathryn QannaYahu interviewed Kelly Kortum, a
Bozeman progressive activist and Vice-Chair of the Gallatin County
Democrats. Kelly walks us through a platform convention process,
explains some of the new Montana Democratic Party 2018 Platform
planks and shares his advice on how to get involved at the local
level, because politics is not a spectator sport. Democracy is
government of the people, by the people, for the people.
- We support open, free, and transparent
elections, including Montana's open primary election, which
encourage open participation by all citizens, acknowledging that
one person's voting power is equivalent to every
- We support healthcare as a human
- We support freedom of speech,
press, and universal access to information through any media,
including the internet.
- We oppose the transfer, or the
transfer of management, of federal land to state, county, or
- We oppose the inhumane
separation of immigrant families at the
central committees and ally organizations also passed some
important amendments such as:
support the overturning of Citizen's United.
oppose efforts to remove or limit health insurance protections for
people with pre-existing conditions.
support Net Neutrality and the ability for all Montanans to access
a free and open internet, which is essential to innovation and a
oppose the erosion of labor rights of all employees.
oppose a statewide general sales tax.
support protecting access to public lands and streams so that
Montana's outdoor heritage can be enjoyed by all Montanans and
must address the epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women