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Friday, August 05, 2005

MT-Sen: Jon Tester Stands Up for Fair Trade

Posted by Bob Brigham

As regular readers know, Montana state Senate President Jon Tester was the first candidate to make the 2006 Swing State Project Official Candidate List.

We endorsed Tester because he is the type of Democrat who will make us all proud in the U.S. Senate. I just received an email from the campaign, Tester is standing up for workers, full email in the extended.

Last week, Republicans in Washington, DC, pushed through the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) — an act that Jon Tester knows is bad for Montana agriculture.
Jon’s farm has been in his family since his grandfather homesteaded near Big Sandy in 1916. Jon and his wife Sharla raise wheat, barley, lentils, buckwheat, millet, peas, alfalfa and hay.

Jon knows that CAFTA will hurt the viability and profitability of family farm and ranch operations across Montana by handing trade advantages to foreign interests. CAFTA also will harm Montana’s domestic cattle industry and Montana sugar beet growers.

That’s why Jon Tester opposed CAFTA, and that’s why he met last week with leaders of R-CALF USA, a group of Montana and American stockgrowers who helped lead the fight against the bill.

He’s committed to standing against unfair trade agreements like CAFTA that hurt our communities and our way of life.

That’s the kind of leadership we’ll get when Jon Tester is in the U.S. Senate. But we need your help to get him there.

In the coming weeks, we’ll be kicking this campaign into high gear. We’ll be updating you more frequently about Jon’s efforts on behalf of working Montanans, and about what you can do to help.

But today, you can take one simple action to help build the campaign that will bring Montana values to Washington, D.C.:

Forward this email on to your friends and family. You’ve taken the first step by joining the campaign — now ask others to join you. They can join the campaign by clicking here:


Jon also has two important fundraising events next week in Helena and Missoula. Click here for information on how you can attend and meet Jon:


And finally, you can still buy tickets for the Pearl Jam benefit concert in Missoula on August 29th. Click here for information:


Be sure to send this email on to your family and friends. It’s time for us to work together for Montana.

Bill Lombardi
Montanans for Tester

Posted at 04:07 PM in Montana | Technorati


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