2017 Special Election Montana Politics

Kathleen Williams & Supporters March in Missoula

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Today Kathleen Williams, three-term state legislator and Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, led dozens of supporters — and over 1,000 other Montanans — in Missoula’s second annual Women’s March.

Kathleen and her supporters rallied for women’s rights, equal pay for equal work, and the idea that all Montanans deserve the same opportunities regardless of their gender.

“This year in Washington has been hard for Montanans,” said Ella Smith, communications director for Kathleen Williams for Montana. “From the selling off of our public lands, to the constant degradation of women and minorities, to the inability to even keep our government open, our representatives have proved they have no idea how to solve Montana’s problems.

“Kathleen is running because she cares about one thing: identifying Montana’s shared problems, rolling up her sleeves, and fixing them. Her toughness, experience and commitment to Montana make her ready to govern from day one.

“One hundred years after Jeannette Rankin became the first female Congresswoman in American history, it’s time to replace hot-headed Greg Gianforte with a woman who has problem-solving in her DNA.”

Earlier this week, Kathleen wrote a piece about the Women’s March and highlighted her priorities as a Congressional candidate, including the importance of young Montanans involved in their communities.

Over the following weeks and months, Kathleen will be traveling to every corner of Montana to meet with Democrats, Republicans, and Independents, share her priorities, and make her case as the problem-solving candidate.

Danni, Kathleen’s German wirehaired pointer, also marched in Missoula. She believes in equal rights for all Montanans, both humans and dogs.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is an eighteen-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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