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Maggie on the 6-Mill

September 14, 2018

My name is Maggie Bornstein and I am currently in my sophomore year at the University of Montana, where I study African-American studies. Originally from Massachusetts, the first time I registered to vote in Montana was with FMF, and it wasn’t long after that I became an intern, then a fellow, and now and ambassador…
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Pinky & the Floyd

October 4, 2018

The other weekend, both Forward Montana & Planned Parenthood Advocates of MT had the incredible chance to partner with local celebrities Pinky & the Floyd for an awesome #Rock2Vote show on the Emerson Lawn. Right before the show was set to start, the clouds cleared, the rain stopped, and we had an incredible turnout upwards…
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Training and Mobilizing the Next Generation: Our High School Outreach Program

April 15, 2018

Our first annual statewide Democracy Days took place last week in 11 high schools across the state! Through Democracy Days we registered over 120 students to vote and empowered 10 student leaders with the skills they need to make change in their communities. For other high school-aged students looking to get involved with our work – check out our upcoming GOTV…
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Voicing Our Values

Fighting for our Schools

November 15, 2015

In 2015 Forward Montana led a youth effort to pass two school bonds in Missoula County that would dramatically impact the quality of education for students. The bonds addressed areas of critical need, including updated technology infrastructure, safety and security, deferred maintenance, and developing flexible learning spaces throughout the 9 elementary schools, 3 middle schools,…
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Equality Squad Strikes Again!

February 15, 2018

Forward Montana worked with partners at the Montana Human Rights Network, ACLU of Montana, Pride Foundation, and others to lead a successful effort to pass a non-discrimination ordinance in Missoula and then Bozeman. Forward Montana worked with volunteers and leaders at local high schools and college campuses to ensure youth voices were heard in this…
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Democracy is a Montana Value

February 15, 2018

In 2014 LR-126, a statewide ballot initiative to take away same-day voter registration in Montana, reared its ugly head. In an effort that would create barriers to voting access for a number of people–more heavily impacting young people, low-income people, and people of color–Forward Montana fought back. With a plan that included strong alliances and…
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