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Libraries are vital institutions that allow people to access information for any reason. Sexuality is part of the human experience — and let’s be real, these books would not be challenged if they had depicted straight couples instead. Banning these books from libraries tells our students: your body is not allowed here. Your thoughts are not allowed here. Your identity is not allowed here.
The Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act would have restored critical protections against discriminatory voting laws and moved us toward a democracy that responds to the needs and priorities of voters.
We interrupt our regular content centered around Montana to talk about something that affects everyone across the country. We cannot tolerate barriers to voting for voters of color, veterans, voters with disabilities, rural voters, new Americans, or young people. The Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act will ensure that voters can safely and freely cast their ballots, protect against election sabotage, stop partisan gerrymandering, and limit the influence of dark money in politics. The senate must act now to pass it.
While we recognize that moving forward, the legalization of cannabis will benefit the state, we want to acknowledge the doobious flaws in its implementation and its inherent contradictions to I-190, the original ballot initiative that passed with overwhelming support in November 2020.
I’m sure many of you can remember where you were and how you felt a year ago, today. We sat stunned watching the news, as the halls of our U.S. Capitol were attacked. Please take time to take care of yourself today, process, and rest.
Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to get more involved in what is happening in Montana? Do you want to be more in the know, but don’t know where to start?
From kicking off the year with the Montana Legislative session, to putting out hundreds of calls to action to make our voices heard on issues like LGBTQ2S+ rights, our housing crisis, climate justice, and so much more, and to an important year for local elections — this year has been a doozy, but we made it through because of supporters like you. Thank you for sticking with us and supporting all that we do!
If you like the work Forward Montana is doing and are looking for ways to support us, but are not currently able to donate — we get it. There are many other ways to support us that don't involve money!
As the new year approaches and the winter solstice marks the turning point of longer daylight hours, the staff at Forward Montana are taking a break for rest and reflection — we hope you’re taking the time to do so too!

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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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