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We build political power with and for young Montanans from Ekalaka to Columbia Falls.

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A couple weeks ago, the staff at Forward Montana safely gathered to plan for 2022. With the primary and general elections coming up, we set out to define goals and think about how to best meet the needs of young voters in Montana.
As we approach the end of 2021, we wanted to take a moment to simply say thank you.
It's #SmallBusinessSaturday! In continuation from our previous posts, we're highlighting Indigenous-owned brands, Native artists, authors, and creators to support — head to the link in our bio to find our favorite picks!
Today is Native American Heritage Day — a day to celebrate the cultures, traditions, and history of Indigenous peoples while recognizing the many accomplishments, contributions, and sacrifices made in America’s past and present that are too often erased and overlooked.
For many, today is a time of celebration and a day of thanks, but for many others, it is a day of mourning, loss, and a reminder of the genocide of millions of Indigenous people and theft of Native lands.
Nothing makes us happier than seeing young people engage with local advisory boards! Forward Montana’s very own Bozeman Field Manager, Emma Bode, is making shit happen serving as the Chair of Bozeman’s Sustainability Advisory Board! Emma is well versed in sustainability and knowing what it takes to make real, tangible change in our community. Help us congratulate Emma by dropping a comment for her!
Today, on #TransgenderDayOfRemembrance, we honor the lives of the transgender and gender-nonconforming people who have been killed this year, most of them Black and Brown. Dehumanizing rhetoric and stigma from political leaders in Montana and across the nation has led to an unprecedented level of horrific violence against our transgender community. We must fight for change at every level, dismantle the stigma that so many in the trans and gender-nonconforming community face, and bring this violence to an end.
Have you dreamed about building political power with the young people in your community and cultivating a culture of civic engagement? Have you dreamed about working with a super cool staff? We have the job for you! In Missoula and Flathead, we are hiring Field Managers!
Last week, municipal elections were held across the state. Across every election season, Forward Montana works to connect with voters, distribute voter education materials, and host candidate forums to talk about the issues that matter to our generation. Thank you to everyone that helped us in our mission and to everyone that engaged in their local elections!

Wondering how your representative voted in the recent 67th MT Legislative Session?

We’ve laid out some of the most important bills that came out of this session and created a scorecard to see how Montana’s legislators voted on these issues. Click below to see how your legislator scored this session on the issues you care about.

Transcendent Joy: A Zine for and by LGBTQ2S+ Montanans

We are proud to present Transcendent Joy, a zine celebrating Queer joy. Click the button below to read more and check out the digital copy, and view locations around the state that have physical copies available for pickup!

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