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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.


The 2022 General Election is right around the corner. Get prepared for November 8th by checking out our voter hub! Full of information about when you need to register to vote, when absentee ballots will be mailed out, and a voter guide to help you access info about all the candidates and initiatives on your ballot this election season.

Click the link below to access the voter hub!


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:

Voter hub

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:


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Bozeman — our Streamline buses need our help! To ensure that our entire community has continued access to free transportation, sign the petition for Bozeman to become an Urban Transportation District (UTD). This will allow the bus to continue receiving federal funding and make sure everyone has access to free transportation in the future.
UPDATE: The Raise Your Voice event in Kalispell on 10/6 will be at a different venue! Location TBD ✨
Make a plan to vote with Forward Montana! Head to the link in our bio to view our online voter guide and learn about the candidates running for office — both statewide AND local races! Our voter guide includes races such as the U.S. House of Representatives, the Montana Supreme Court, the Montana Legislature, and Public Service Commission, as well as what’s at stake in your local ballot initiatives.
Come support Forward Montana at @bozemanbrewing this Sunday! From 2-8pm, 10% of all proceeds at the BoZone will go towards Forward Montana. We’ll have fun activities throughout the day and will be giving out raffle prizes — hope to see you there!
Come join Forward Montana for snacks, drinks, and community while we write postcards to community members encouraging them to get out the vote! The first event kicks off TOMORROW (9/22) in Missoula!
We went from 🥳 to 🤬 veeeeery quickly yesterday. Here’s a bite-sized recap, and a call to action: Call Charlie Brereton, Director of DPHHS, at 406-444-5623
The consequences of the messy AF 2021 Legislative Session (and the lawsuits it triggered) are still reverberating through the state. That’s why we decided to relaunch What the Helena, our high-energy, no-bullsh*t newsletter and podcast that keeps y’all up-to-date on the latest political news and how it affects young Montanans.
Work with Forward Montana! We're looking for three full-time folks to join our team — benefits include 100% employer-paid health insurance, life Insurance, and an employee assistance program, opt-in employee-paid dental and vision insurance, a retirement plan with a 3% company match, technology reimbursements, professional development funds, and generous paid time off.
Last Friday , the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services announced that they are making their “emergency rule” banning Montanans from changing their gender marker on their birth certificate permanent. We had some questions come in and are here to clear up some confusion about the ruling.

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