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Senator Mary Caferro on Jesse Laslovich

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Mary Caferro makes the case for Jesse Laslovich as Montana’s next Attorney General, a case based on his record of service in the Montana Legislature and his commitment to women’s reproductive health and economic security. I trust Senator Caferro’s judgment on these critical issues, because she has an unmatched record on issues critical to Montana women.

Her letter below:

I’m very excited to announce that the Planned Parenthood Advocates of Montana have recommended Jesse Laslovich for Attorney General.  I believe voting records matter and I’m glad to see that the Planned Parenthood Advocates of Montana agree.  As a four-term legislator with a 100% pro-choice record myself, I wholeheartedly support Jesse.

Jesse has a record of standing up for women, both as a prosecutor and a legislator.  Jesse is the only candidate running for Attorney General who has served in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, as well as worked in the Attorney General’s office.  After he is sworn into office next January, he can hit the ground running by utilizing his extensive legislative and legal experience working for Montana.  That’s a big reason why so many Montanans are getting behind his campaign.

The simple economics of being a woman in Montana presents tremendous challenges.  Women are employed in more minimum wage jobs than any other demographic and young women are the most at risk for being uninsured.  And who’s most likely to be on welfare?  Women and young children.  For the past thirteen years of my life, I’ve been advocating on behalf of low income people – primarily women and children.  Jesse Laslovich has been there every step of the way, working for Montana women and children.

Jesse understands the unique challenges many women and single parent families face in Montana.  I first met Jesse when I was a grassroots organizer during the 2002 Special Session.  At the time, our state was two-hundred and fifty million dollars in the hole and cuts were being made to essential services across the board.  I was desperately trying to find legislators to sponsor amendments to restore funding to services for low income women and children.  Jesse approached me and wanted to know what he could do to help.  Jesse was a fierce advocate on the House floor for issues that matter to women.

I’ve known Jesse for over a decade now, and he still gets itIn both the House and the Senate, Jesse voted to protect and expand services essential to women’s reproductive health and economic security and he’ll continue to do so as Montana’s next Attorney General.

As Attorney General, I know Jesse will continue to defend a woman’s right to choose.  I hope you will join me and so many other women across Montana in supporting Jesse Laslovich as Montana’s next Attorney General.

Sincerely,

Senator Mary Caferro

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a seventeen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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