Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 21 at noon for Lunch With a Legislator.
Great Falls Legislators and other governmental officials will be there to answer questions, provide information, and discuss current affairs. This month we’ll be focusing on (what else?) COVID-19, with a special guest from the Governor’s Office. We’ll be paying particular attention to how to navigate getting back to work during our phased re-starting of the economy. Feel free to ask questions of your legislators before or during the meeting. The meeting will be streamed live to facebook.com/JasmineKrotkov4MT
Please be sure to respond to the Census! You don't need to wait for the paper copy to be left on your door... just go to this website: Census2020
The best part is it’s FREE and easy to do. Only one person per household needs to fill it out and you do not need to give your citizenship status or your social security number. Fill out yours today →
COMPLETE THE CENSUS Whether you're a Democrat or Republican, you have the right to be counted.
And now is the perfect time to take action. While we're social distancing at home, we hope you'll take a few minutes to complete the Census for your household to get counted.
I’m proud to stand with Montana’s teachers and public employees and as a Great Falls Legislator I will work for you!!
Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance
To apply for a COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan, click here.
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000.
The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. The loan advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application, and this loan advance will not have to be repaid.
Today is Census Day. If you haven't completed the 2020 Census yet, today is the perfect day to get counted!
The Census impacts how much funding our schools and hospitals receive and even impacts our representation in government. An undercount of just 1% would mean a loss of $300 million over 10 years for the state of Montana.
Click here to Get Counted!: The 2020 Census is happening now!
It’s easy: You can choose between a paper form, a phone call to the Census Bureau, or a quick online survey. Just 10 minutes can change the next 10 years for you and your family.
It’s important: Montana receives almost $3 billion every year for programs (like Medicaid and SNAP) based on Census data, and the communities that rely most on those programs are also the most chronically undercounted.
It’s protected: The Census Bureau can’t share your personal information with ICE or law enforcement, it can’t be shared with your landlord, and it won’t affect any public benefits you receive. Your personal information is protected by law.
Here's a link to the application: www.nokidhungry.org/coronavirus-grant-request
Here's a chance to learn for free: This free Teach-Out is for anyone who has been curious about how we identify and measure outbreaks like the COVID-19 epidemic and wants to understand the epidemiology of these infections.
The COVID-19 epidemic has made many people want to understand the science behind pressing questions like: "How many people have been infected?" "How do we measure who is infected?" "How infectious is the virus?" "What can we do?" Epidemiology has the tools to tell us how to collect and analyze the right data to answer these questions. In addition to a basic understanding of these essential tools, this Teach-Out provides a way for you to learn and connect with one another while continuing to practice the social distancing measures that will help keep us safe. We also hope to provide you with some tangible calls to action that will help you affect positive change for yourself, your community, and our society.
Jeannette Pickering Rankin was the first woman to hold federal office in the United States. She was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Montana in 1916, and again in 1940. She remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana. In 1917 she joined a handful of representatives who voted against entry into World War I asserting, despite harsh criticism and certain damage to her career, that “the first time the first woman had a chance to say no against war she should say it.”
In order to create a community where we all treat each other with civility and respect, each of us affirm that we will:
Value honesty and good will while striving to solve problems
Attempt genuinely to understand the point of view of others.
Model civil behavior and tone, online as well as in public, by:
*Being kind, while maintaining the right to vigorously disagree
*Acting respectfully toward others, including opponents
*Listening to those who disagree with us, as well as supporters.
*Making only accurate statements when defending a position.
*Refraining from characterizing adversaries as evil.
4) Challenge disrespectful behavior, courteously
5) Encourage any person or organization working on our behalf to meet these same standards for civil discourse
6) Renew our efforts, if we fail, and forgive others, if they fail.
I am the best candidate for HD25 because I will put people over politics. My experience as a non-partisan advocate for Montana’s postal patrons has taught me to find policy solutions with legislators that I don’t always agree with. I am a good listener and can be an honest broker for the interests of everyone in the district.