Aubrey Bertram

Chair

Billings, MT

Why do you love Forward Montana?

Because civic processes – registering to vote, voting, communicating with elected officials to hold them accountable – is the lifeblood of functioning, flourishing democracy. We (America, Montana) have yet to really achieve a robust civil society because, for far too long, access to these processes has been allocated to the few and denied to the many, including young people, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, working-class people, etc, and FMT seeks to make these processes not just technically accessible, but fun and exciting.

Matt KELLY

Treasurer

Bozeman, MT

Why do you love Forward Montana?

Positive, inclusive impacts created by thoughtful engagement.

Nathalie Wagler

Vice Chair

Bellingham, WA

Why do you love Forward Montana?

I love Forward Montana because it fosters a community-focused environment that envisions a better, more equitable world we can all be excited to work towards together. 

Leah Berry

Chair, Political Committee

Billings, MT

Why do you love Forward Montana?

I love Forward Montana because we are an organization that has a vision for a Montana that represents and supports young people and we are committed to building up young leaders to achieve our vision.

Alex Kim

Missoula, MT

Why do you love Forward Montana?

I love Forward Montana, because of the work being done to engage and encourage our youth and community on important issues, as well as the organization’s commitment to equity both internally and externally.

Garrett Lankford

Helena, MT

Why do you love Forward Montana?

I love the people I work with at FMT! They are kind and thoughtful people.

Meshayla Cox

Montana

Why do you love Forward Montana?

I appreciate the intentional efforts to center marginalized/most impacted communities in all the work FMT does.

Allie Hay

Billings, MT

Why do you love Forward Montana?

I love Forward Montana for providing a fun and safe place for young folks in Montana to build the community they need and believe in. I especially appreciate FMT’s commitment to engaging in meaningful organizing year-round.

Kaya Patten-Fusselman

Livingston, MT

Why do you love Forward Montana?

I love Forward Montana because it shows young people that politics is local and shows them that their engagement is valuable. 

Zuri moreno

Missoula, MT

Why do you love Forward Montana?

I am in awe of all that Forward Montana folks do, out here organizing, relationship-building, and spreading knowledge about the power we have as community members to shout, lead, and create change that makes a difference for us. 

Sarah Tidd

Bozeman, MT

Why do you love Forward Montana?

I love Forward Montana because they are working to make Montana a better place for all!┬áToday I’m especially grateful for their hard work getting out the vote!