Bring On the Solutions

Our Health

When elected, I will support proven prevention programs, a relativity small part of the budget has traditionally gone to programs focus on prevention. Will work to increase funding for prevention programs. Montana consistently has among the highest mortality rates due to drugs, alcohol and suicide in the nation, drug overdoses cost Montana 1,400, suicide takes 250 Montanans annually and in 2020 Montana experience the highest number of alcohol related deaths in twenty years with over 260 losing their lives. In 2019, nearly 80% of substance use related emergency medical service calls involved alcohol. 42% of suicide victims had alcohol in the systems. Medicaid Expansion brought nearly $54 million of new federal dollars to Montana to support substance use disorder prevention and treatment: funding for prevention services has doubled. New Medicaid funds helped Montana expand the number of providers to provide Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). The number of providers granted a waiver to provide buprenorphine increased by over 700% between 2017 and 2021. In 2017 only 22 providers were wavered, in 2021 there is 180.


Montana's infrastructure is in desperate need of repair. The state has the lowest-rated roads in the country, and its bridges are not faring much better. On average, Montana's bridges are 33% more likely to be rated deficient than those in other states. The Department of Transportation estimates that it will cost $2 billion to bring Montana's infrastructure up to par by 2030.

Election Integrity & Voting Rights

Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy and the fundamental right upon which all our civil liberties rest. The national effort to undermine confidence in the foundation of democracy is dangerous and needs to be stopped. Lawmakers in Montana continue to engage in voter suppression, efforts that include additional obstacles to registration, cutbacks on early voting, and strict voter identification requirements. Our elections are conducted by people in our communities with experience and expertise following the election laws that the legislature has created. We can count on the integrity of Montana’s elections.

Union Jobs

We must support organized groups of workers (AKA UNIONS) instead of corporations to secure a fair work environment. Some of the things that Unions fought and continue to fight for. ● Negotiate Better Working Conditions ● Social Security ● Overtime Pay ● Worker’s compensation (Worker’s Comp) ● Unemployment Insurance ● Pensions ● Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 ● Whistleblower Protection Laws ● Veteran’s Employment and Training Services (VETS) ● Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) ● Privacy Rights ● Pregnancy and Parental Leave ● Military Leave ● The Right to Strike ● Public Education for Children

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Paid for by Lela Graham for HD 21, Democrat, 1500 5th St NW #9 Great Falls, MT 59404 C. Joan Graham, Treasurer; Lela Graham is a retired US Army Veteran. Use of her military rank, job titles and photograph in uniform does not imply endorsement for the Department of the Army or the Department of Defense.

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