As a consumer protection lawyer, John Heenan has dedicated his career to standing up for the regular working people of Montana who get ripped off by banks, insurance companies, and big corporations. In Congress, he’ll continue his track record of fighting for progressive values against powerful corporate interests.
As a small business owner, John’s top priority is to put Montanans into good paying jobs. He believes that no one should struggle to find work if they are willing to work hard. John also believes no one should have to rely on food stamps while working full time. Minimum wage needs to be a living wage, and if a living wage is $15, then we need to get there. That’s why John will support #EmployMT, a comprehensive strategy to create high-paying jobs, rebuild our infrastructure, invest in the workforce, and spur innovation in Montana.
As a father with four kids going to public school, John understands the value of a great education. Education is the only way Montanans can stay competitive in a global economy, and to promote innovation and economic growth education should be freely available to all those who qualify and are interested. Montanans should be sure that John would support programs that recognize that a four year education is not necessary for everyone and that apprentice programs, trade schools, and community and tribal colleges need to be considered and funded in a comprehensive way.
Hypocritically, the politicians who talk the most about small government are the ones most eager to allow the government to invade our bedrooms and doctor’s offices. John adamantly supports the rights of women to make their own healthcare decisions without government interference. He will steadfastly oppose all efforts to defund Planned Parenthood.
John believes in Tribal Sovereignty and the right of self-determination for all Native Peoples. John opposes the Republican health care plan that threatens to affect tribal members severely. John also supports educational, job-training programs, and transportation investments that will help tribal communities. The United States has an obligation to fulfill the promises made to Native People and John will fight to ensure those promises are kept.