Steve Bullock, Governor of Montana and newly announced presidential candidate, made a stop to the Meskwaki Settlement on Friday, May 17th, 2019. Governor Bullock visited the Wellness Center, Museum, Tribal Court, and the Senior Center before meeting with Tribal Council and community members at the Meskwaki Tribal Center. Having endorsed Governor Bullock earlier in the week, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller came along on the visit.
Before being elected governor of Montana in 2012, Bullock was the Montana State Attorney General. In his visit with the community, he spoke about his position on climate change and stated “I believe climate change is real and that humans contribute to it.” He supports cutting carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 and believes newer technologies like wind and solar energy could help us elevate them.
As governor, Bullock spoke of how he made it an early priority to remove key commercial lending barriers to native communities in Montana. Seeking to help Native American businesses thrive, he advocated for entrepreneurship and apprenticeship programs by launching a number of initiatives which helped banks more readily approve loans to tribal economies. He stated that he would continue to work with tribal communities through partnerships like these.
The governor seeks your support in the 2020 election and plans many more visits to Iowa during his presidential run. If you did not get a chance to hear him today but would like to know more, visit his twitter feed here: https://twitter.com/GovernorBullock?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
Thank you, Governor Bullock, for visiting us today.