Ten GOP Representative voted this week to kill a bill that would have helped firefighters who develop cancer from the dangerous work they do. That’s pretty shocking. What’s even more shocking is that two of the ten Representatives had told their Great Falls constituents that they would vote “yes” on the bill. They lied. They lied to firefighters, their families, and their communities.
Here’s an email from Great Falls Legislator Fred Anderson to Mr. Van Son, a Great Falls firefighter. In the email, Representative Anderson writes, “I do support SB 72.” Maybe Representative Anderson didn’t think Van Son would be at the committee hearing when he actually voted to oppose Senate Bill 72?
Another Great Falls Legislator did the same thing and in an even more public way. Representative Jeremy Trebas took to the Great Falls Firefighters’ Facebook page to say he’d be supporting Senate Bill 72. As you can see, the firefighters aren’t happy about being lied to. Jason Baker has even joined the conversation.
Contact Representatives Andersson and Trebas today and tell them to keep their word to Montana’s firefighters.
|Representative||Fred Anderson||Great Falls||406-761-4042|
|Representative||Jeremy Trebas||Great Falls||406-899-5445||Rep.Jeremy.Trebas@mt.gov|