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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.


Congressional primary road show

From May 3rd – May 8th, 2022, Forward Montana went on the road. We started in MT01 (the new western district) and stopped in Butte, Missoula, Kalispell, and Bozeman before heading to MT02 (the eastern district) for a finale in Billings.

We invited all the candidates running in the congressional race (Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, and Independents). Candidates were asked a series of hard-hitting long form and rapid response questions. These questions centered the most pressing issues facing Montanans today: climate change, affordable housing, voting rights and LGBTQ+ equality.

Each event was video recorded, as well as live tweeted. Head to the link below to learn more!


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:


June 7th primary

The June Primary election is coming up and we want to be sure everyone casts their ballots. Head to our voter hub to learn more about registering to vote, voting, and more.


Stay in the Loop

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May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! This month celebrates the histories of Americans hailing from across the Asian continent and from the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia!
For the first time since 2019, we’re bringing back the Rockstar Hall of Fame, where we celebrate our community and partners and honor Montanans who have worked tirelessly to make our state a better place.
Want to be part of ensuring Montanans know what’s at stake in this election AND are ready to cast their ballot on June 7th? Join us for a zoom phone bank! We will be calling voters, playing phone bank games like bingo, and furthering democracy in our state!
Forward Montana is looking for our next Program Director and Senior Organizing Manager! To read the full job description and to apply, head to the link in our bio!
It has been a whirlwind winter for us at Forward Montana and we couldn’t think of a better way to usher in Spring and Summer than to build community with YOU!
Last night, we finished up our Congressional Candidate Primary Roadshow in Billings. Our team is so grateful for the opportunity to have traveled around the state with candidates running for congress and to have the opportunity to ask meaningful questions that inform voters.
We are on day four of our western congressional district roadshow and have had an amazing time meeting Montanans in Butte, Missoula, and Kalispell! We’ve engaged in conversations with candidates about key issues young people are facing and also gotten to know the candidates running in the June primary.
May 5th is National Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples (MMIP) Awareness Day — to honor the thousands of Indigenous people who go missing and are killed each year and raise awareness for the need of community support, resources, and changes to end this crisis.
🔸 THIS WEEK: Forward Montana is hitting the road! 🔸