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.

For the first time since 2019, Forward Montana will host our premiere event of the year, Rockstar Hall of Fame, where we celebrate our community and partners and honor Montanans who have worked tirelessly to make our communities a better place. 

2022 also marks the 18th year of Forward Montana, so we’re throwing it back to our early days and partying like it’s 2004 with an aughts themed celebration.

Buy your tickets for the event on Thursday, June 16th below:



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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The Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, eliminating the constitutional protection of abortion access, allowing states to determine abortion rights.
Join Lucy, Forward Montana’s Missoula Field Manager, for Scrabble and Beer! Find our table at Gild Brewing on the Hip Strip in Missoula — we will be sharing stories from this whirlwind spring, getting excited about the events of the summer and most importantly, enjoying each other's company and being in community together!
It’s Juneteenth! Today, we commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. Most Americans celebrate the 4th of July as Independence Day, but let’s be clear — Black people were not free.
Forward Montana is filling up six seats on our Board of Directors and we need your votes to decide! Head to the link in our bio to learn more about each candidate and to cast your vote by July 13th.
Kick it with Forward Montana with a friendly game of kickball! If you're in Kalispell, swing through to meet new people and learn more about our organization with Mandy, our Flathead field manager! RSVP at the link in our bio.
Montana is better because of LGBTQ2S+ people. We have always been here, and we will always be here.
This Thursday, we are celebrating 18 years of moving Montana forward, with the people and the community who have supported the work every step of the way. Whether you were there in 2004, or just recently became involved, this party is for everyone excited about the work Forward Montana is doing!
Meet Izzy (they/them). Izzy is our LGBTQ+ Advocacy Organizer, based in Missoula (Salish & Kootenai land). Izzy gets fired up about attacks on LGBTQ+ youth. They say “every young person deserves to live in a world that respects their autonomy, celebrates their life and love, and allows them the opportunity to thrive as their truest self.” We couldn’t agree more, Izzy.
Come celebrate pride with Forward Montana! Our staff will be at pride events taking place in Columbia Falls, Kalispell, Missoula, Anaconda, Bozeman, and Billings — hang out with us, pick up a copy of Transcendent Joy (our zine for and by LGBTQ2S+ Montanans), and grab some FMT stickers and swag!

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