It is going to take a whole lot of folks to take back Montana’s US Senate seat. Let’s show that we are in this race to win – please contribute today so we have the resources to bring our message to all Montanans and then bring their voices to the US Senate.
The women and men who served this country in the military and fought for our freedoms should never spend one second sleeping on the streets. Because Montana is among the top three states in this country with the most veterans per capita, we need to ensure that the men and women who stood ready to serve, don’t have to stand in a line to get care. We have to keep the promises we made to these brave men and women.
We can pledge to address and tackle the many faces of economic insecurity that take away a young man or woman’s chance to seek a higher education or to build a life and family for themselves. With income inequality rising in our state at levels that concern every Montanan, it is critical that we take the necessary action to maintain a strong middle class.
We can and will work harder to implement basic labor standards for employees. We can make sure enormous corporations are not gaming our system to benefit shareholders and CEOs rather than the workers that are trying to make ends meet. We will protect a worker’s right to collectively bargain for better wages and employment, as well as fight to end misclassifying employees as independent contractors.
I want you to join with me as one collective voice to make it heard loud and clear that no longer is it acceptable for a young mother to have to make the choice between paying the bills and getting to see a doctor. Healthcare is a right for all not a luxury for a few. People should never have to declare bankruptcy because they get sick.
Together we can make sure that the bedrock of Montana’s economy, our farmers and our ranchers, aren’t facing economic hardship because of harsher weather conditions or unpredictable markets. We can do this by investing in new partnerships with scientists, innovators and agricultural tech companies, and fight to keep markets for our products open to confront the growing problems that family farms face.
We face an imminent environmental crisis, unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Montana, I’m asking you to believe in the boldness and the urgency that it will take to fight climate change. I’m asking you to believe in science and to be a part of the extraordinary efforts it will take to save our planet from climate catastrophe. I’m asking you to help protect the jobs sustained by our climate in agriculture and our State’s natural beauty in outdoor recreation. We can make it so that our public lands and our open spaces here in Montana have never been and never will be for sale.
Montana electrified the nation in the 20th century with our resources. Every community in Montana can electrify the 21st century with new energy resources and revitalize every community with the high paying jobs that come along with being a leader in renewable resources.
Together, we must address the influence special interests in Washington DC have on our laws and economic system, because their interests are not the same as Montanans’ interests. We need to go further than overturning the disastrous Citizens United decision that allowed unlimited and unaccountable Dark Money to flow into our elections. We need to make it so that the person that can write the biggest check does not have the biggest say in our laws or economic system. We have to push for lobbying and election reform to save our democracy.
Together we can work vigorously to ensure that the public’s safety will always be our top priority. I won’t take "no" for an answer when it comes to making sure that our service members, firefighters and law enforcement officers who bear the burden of risking their lives for us, are sufficiently funded, staffed, and given every resource available to help make their jobs easier and our city, state, and nation more safe.
Wilmot Collins fires up voters in Missoula, Montana with a rousing speech.Read more
As I travel around Montana I often speak with teachers, professors, and students concerned about the cost and ability to access quality education. Rural communities know that a public school in their town is a tent-pole for the community. Once a rural area loses a school in their town, the community really starts to struggle. […]Read more
A $15 minimum wage isn’t just the moral thing to do, it’s the pragmatic and economic thing to do. With more purchasing power, more Americans would buy homes, take vacations, go back to school — stimulating the economy from the ground up, not trickle down.Read more
Wilmot Collins (D-Montana) speaks to Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBCRead more
Wilmot Collins, candidate for U.S. Senate A United States Senator is elected for 6 years. That is an extremely long time in politics. In the first four years Steve Daines hasn’t done much for Montanans in the Senate, He doesn’t listen or meet with Montanans, and seems more focused on scoring cheap political points than […]Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 MONTANA -Today, Wilmot Collins released the first video of his campaign to take back Montana’s United States Senate Seat. “We’re proud to release this video to share Wilmot’s story; a story of hope, resilience, service, and a vision for the future of Montana and our country.” said Collins […]Read more
On this World Refugees Day, I remember the difficult journey it took to join my family in America and how thankful I am to this country that saved my family’s life.Read more
I had a great discussion in Great Falls on Memorial Day about Veterans issues and reminded everyone we need to memorialize the fallen. We also need to live up to our promises to our veterans.Read more
Op-ed by Mayor Wilmot Collins They said it couldn’t be done. A Liberian refugee who escaped a civil war could never be elected to office. And certainly couldn’t do it in Montana. They do not know Montana. They do not know America. Where if you dream, and if you work hard, anything is possible. I […]Read more