BUILDING BIG POWER IN BIG SKY COUNTRY
Young Montanans are stepping up to create positive change — for ourselves, our communities, and our state. Forward Montana helps our generation come together, speak up, and create the better future we all deserve.
Forward Montana’s Mission
We’re building political power with and for young Montanans. That means empowering everyday folks to get involved and make their voices heard — from registering to vote to running for office, and everything in between. Young people in Montana have big dreams for a better, more sustainable and inclusive future — and we deserve opportunities to make it happen. That’s what Forward Montana is all about.
Congressional primary road show
From May 3rd – May 8th, 2022, Forward Montana went on the road. We started in MT01 (the new western district) and stopped in Butte, Missoula, Kalispell, and Bozeman before heading to MT02 (the eastern district) for a finale in Billings.
We invited all the candidates running in the congressional race (Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, and Independents). Candidates were asked a series of hard-hitting long form and rapid response questions. These questions centered the most pressing issues facing Montanans today: climate change, affordable housing, voting rights and LGBTQ+ equality.
Each event was video recorded, as well as live tweeted. Head to the link below to learn more!
wHAT WE DO
STEPPING UP, SPEAKING OUT, AND TAKING ACTION
Forward Montana is a nonprofit dedicated to helping our generation get engaged in the political process and shape policies that reflect the values and opportunities we care about. Our organization is made up of individuals working together to make a difference — because we give a shit.
Voicing our values
Forward Montana advocates around issues affect young people and that young people care about.
We envision a Montana in which:
- Affordable housing, higher education, and healthcare are accessible and attainable;
- Policies reflect a livable climate for all future generations;
- All Montanans are able to work, live, and play in Montana free of discrimination and harm; and
- The act of voting is just, fair, accessible, and safe.
Learn more about our values work here:
We make voting accessible. Ballots can be overwhelming and registration deadlines can be confusing. We work to make information digestible, accessible, and make sure everyone has the right to an informed vote. Check out our Voter Hub here:
Forward Montana Foundation
Forward Montana’s sibling organization is Forward Montana Foundation. Forward Montana Foundation is educating, engaging, and organizing young Montanans to shape their democracy to improve their lives and the lives of their fellow Montanans. Learn more here:
June 7th primary
The June Primary election is coming up and we want to be sure everyone casts their ballots. Head to our voter hub to learn more about registering to vote, voting, and more.