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What the Helena – The Final Wrap-Up!
*May 9, 2021* It’s been just over a week since we bid …
What the Helena – Week 17
*May 2, 2021* Friends, it has been a long session. We feel …

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Despite overwhelming evidence that our elections are safe and secure, voting rights faced enormous attacks during the 2021 Legislative Session in conjunction with a dangerous national narrative of “voter fraud”. The passage of HB176, SB169, and HB530 will have significant impacts on all Montanans’ ability to vote, and will likely be taken to court.
After a week to regroup from the longest four months of our lives, we’re here to walk you through WTH happened during the Montana Legislative Session. Here’s how the LGBTQ2S+ bills we tracked this year played out.
Montana will turn down $150 million in federal funds between July and September and put 25,000 thousand people at risk of losing their expanded benefits. No other state has taken this action.
Forward Montana is looking for summer interns! Applications will be accepted on a rolling deadline until all 18 positions are filled. The internship is 10 hours/week. Questions? DM us!
May 5th is National MMIP Awareness Day, honoring the thousands of Indigenous people who go missing and are killed each year.
‼️URGENT‼️ Back in February, Gov. Gianforte signed HB102 making concealed carry legal on every college campus in the state. In doing so, the legislature infringed upon the Board of Regents’ constitutional authority to make decisions for the Montana University System.
Living rent free in our villains’ heads 😌
It's been a ✨long✨ 4 months, y'all, but the Montana Legislative Session has come to an end. We want to give a very special S/O for our last hero of the legislative session: you!!! You and so many of our readers and supporters have stuck with us and fought this exhausting fight alongside us, and we are so, so grateful. Y'all sent more emails to the Capitol than we can count, filled voicemail boxes and kept the phones ringing, and made your voices heard — 536 messages were sent to legislators through our action forms alone! Together we put an END to bills such as the ban on healthcare for transgender youth, a bill to reinstate the death penalty in MT, a death blow to MT's solar industry, and an attempt to increase barriers to Medicaid and SNAP.
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