Billings, Mont. – The Yellowstone County Democrats will hear U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I) of Vermont speak at their annual fundraiser known as the Truman Dinner. Since late April, it has been known that Sanders would be traveling to Montana to assist Democrat Rob Quist in Quist’s election for Montana’s lone congressional seat.
Sanders will be joined by Gov. Steve Bullock, Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney, and Congressional Candidate Rob Quist at the fundraiser. This is the second time that Sanders has visited Montana for public events.
The Truman Dinner, named in honor of Harry S. Truman, will be held at the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton, formerly known as the Crowne Plaza, located at 27 N, 27th St. in Downtown Billings. The fundraiser is May 20, 2017, doors will open at 4:30PM, the reception will start at 5:00PM, and dinner will start at 6:00PM. Individual tickets are $55, platinum sponsor (two tickets) are $150, silver sponsor (four tickets) are $300, and gold sponsor (8 tickets for a reserved table) are $600. For more information or to purchase tickets please go to www.ycdems.org/truman. Tickets are limited at this time.
Sanders is also scheduled to speak at a rally for Rob Quist at 8:30PM at the Billings Depot on the same night.
About 300 enthusiastic supporters gathered Tuesday in Billings to boost Rob Quist’s campaign. Music by Tully Olson and Parker Brown, brief remarks by Montana’s next representative, and recitation of a Rob’s new poem about Montana highlighted the evening.
Momentum builds for May 25 election.
Candidate Encourages Montanans to Vote Early
Rob Quist, a northwest Montana native, voted today in Kalispell and is encouraging all Montana voters to cast their ballots early and make sure their voice is heard.
“I encourage all Montanans to vote early,” said Rob Quist. “There are enough millionaires in Congress; we don’t need another one. I look forward to being an independent voice for Montana in Congress and will stand up for our public lands, defend women’s health care and protect Social Security and Medicare.”
Rob’s opponent, New Jersey multimillionaire Greg Gianforte, is still refusing to divest himself of index funds tied to Russian companies sanctioned by the United States.
In Saturday’s statewide televised debate, Gianforte doubled down on his support for defunding Planned Parenthood and his opposition to abortion even in cases of rape and incest. He still struggles to explain his past financial support of groups seeking to sell off public lands to the highest bidder.
New Jersey multimillionaire Greg Gianforte continues to mislead voters about Rob Quist’s strong commitment to the Second Amendment, but Quist is the only candidate in this race who will defend our right to hunt on public lands and protect Montana’s public lands from private developers.
Quist earned a key endorsement from the Montana Sportsmen Alliance for his support for public lands and the Second Amendment.
Gianforte sued the people of Montana to eliminate public access to a stream near his property – closing off Montanans’ from the East Gallatin River – and refuses to outright oppose public land transfer. He also funded the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC), a group that works to undo Montana’s Stream Access laws, as well as the Foundation for Research on the Economy and the Environment (FREE), the Heritage Foundation, and Americans for Prosperity – groups that want to privatize forests and sell public lands.
Additionally, Gianforte made millions off a company building a gun registry.
New Jersey multi-millionaire Greg Gianforte is supported by the same D.C. politicians that are pushing healthcare legislation which would raise premiums on Montanans by an average of $306 every month.
Despite claims that he now opposes the American Health Care Act, Greg Gianforte is supported by the very authors of the bill which would increase Montanans’ premiums, force older Americans to pay premiums five times higher than younger Americans and would cut Medicare.
His D.C. insider donors actually pulled support from Congressional candidates who opposed the disastrous healthcare bill, but they doubled down on Gianforte and are spending even more money to support his campaign.