Every employee should have a seat at the table when decisions are being made about their conditions, pay, and benefits. I will fight to protect Montana workers against so-called “Right-to-Work” legislation that aims to reduce the rights of employees.
I know from personal experience that an education is the key to a brighter future. I promise to fight for policies that will strengthen public education, lower student debt, and provide opportunities for all our students to succeed.
From roads and schools to dams and irrigation systems, Montana’s aging infrastructure must be addressed. It is the responsibility of our elected officials to provide for the maintenance and improvement of Montana’s infrastructure in order to save taxpayer money and ensure public health, safety, and welfare.
Montana has a rich and long Native American history. We need to improve healthcare services and education for all Montanans, including rural and urban Indians. State policies have to support reservation-based community leaders in their efforts to plan for economic growth and improve opportunities for businesses to thrive in Indian Country.
Montana’s Human Rights Act protects Montanans from discrimination based on “race, creed, religion, color, or national origin or because of age, physical or mental disability, marital status, or sex.” This language should be expanded to include sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. No one should suffer abuse or discrimination based on who they are or who they love.
Montana is home to the most beautiful and pristine public lands in all of the United States. Like the majority of Montana families, I depend on public lands to recreate. As an avid mountain biker, snow boarder, and rock climber, I enjoy the majestic lands Montana has to offer. As a native Montanan, I understand the value of our unmatched fishing and hunting opportunities. I vow as your Representative to never allow the sale of public lands. I promise to keep our public lands public for generations to come.
I believe women should be in control of their own healthcare decisions and I will support legislation that protects this fundamental right. The government has no business in our bedrooms or our doctors’ offices. We must also ensure that Montana women receive equal pay for equal work. It's unacceptable that Montana women receive less than men for the same job.
In Montana, healthcare comes down to access. I plan to work to ensure all Montanans, including veterans and Native Americans, have access to quality and affordable healthcare. I will work to improve access to healthcare facilities all across Montana. Healthcare is a basic human right and I will stand up to the deep-pocketed insurance companies to fight for Montana families.
Montana is blessed with an array of energy options, and I believe we need to responsibly develop all of them. Natural gas, solar, wind, coal, and geothermal energy are all available to help ensure America becomes energy independent, and I will work to develop all of Montana’s resources responsibly. I believe we need to innovate as well; green energy and the green jobs industry provide an amazing opportunity for Montana to lead us into the next generation of responsible energy.
Agriculture is the number one industry in Montana, and we can keep it number one by supporting producers of all sizes. Independent family farmers and ranchers are vital to Montana’s economy, and I will protect those jobs. Legislation must work for Montana farmers and ranchers so they have the assurances they need to succeed and the security they need to operate.
I am a staunch supporter of Montanans’ Second Amendment rights. I will work to protect those rights and safeguard Montana’s outdoor heritage. My husband and I have always been gun owners and we use our public lands to shoot. I’ll not only defend our Second Amendment rights, I’ll preserve our public lands so we can practice our rights.
Amanda Curtis is a high school math teacher who brings the Butte values of working hard and telling the truth to Montana politics.
As a Representative, Amanda will fight for working class families, students, women and for all Montanans who need a voice in our state Capitol.