As a legislator, Edie McClafferty has a strong record for fighting for the people of Montana. Here you will find just her priorities for the next four years.
I am committed to protecting our Montana way of life and preserving public lands access to our hunters, anglers, and recreationists. Montana is for all of us to enjoy. Not only protecting our public lands for all to use but, protecting our rivers and streams so they remain clean guaranteeing that our communities have high quality drinking water. We need to protect our little part of heaven. Many issues are arising with climate change and we must do what we can to reduce greenhouse gas while promoting a climate change related economy. I believe that we can preserve Montana's way of life while also taking care of the environment.
Our current Medicaid program has helped 100,000 Montana citizens receive quality health care. Keeping the Medicaid expansion program is critical to people in Montana. I will oppose any legislation that would end coverage for any preexisting conditions. Keeping families healthy is a basic need that all Montanans deserve. I will continue support and advocate for mental health services. Supporting families, women and children will be a priority for me.
As a classroom teacher and strong advocate for education, I will continue to fight for a quality public education for our children. I believe that our children are our greatest assets and we must provide them with a good quality education. Therefore, I will support legislation that offers publicly funded pre-K education to our children, to ensure that children enter school ready to learn. I will oppose all efforts to divert public resources to for-profit education programs. I will work with the different school organizations to find ways to solve the teacher shortages we face in many of our communities today. Education is the key to the success of our children and the nation as a whole. I will do all I can to preserve and protect it.