Voicing Our Values

Issue Advocacy

At the capitol, at the ballot box, or in the streets, our staff, interns, and volunteers are here to speak up about the issues we care about. We’re guided by the 6 Es: Education, Economic Justice, Environment, Election Reform, Equality, and ‘Ealth Care. After 1000s of conversations with young Montanans across the state, we’ve identified economic justice, the environment, and LGBTQ equality as our top priorities. Plus, we’re also hitting the pavement for election reform and voter access–because if you can’t access the polls, you don’t have a voice.

Economic Justice

Our generation is #BrokeAF.

We envision a Montana in which affordable housing, higher education, and healthcare are accessible and attainable for all Montanans.

That’s why we’re advocating for:

  • Increased state funding for the Montana University System and scholarships
  • Affordable and safe rental housing
  • Accessible healthcare
Conservation

We envision a Montana in which our natural resources are accessible to all Montanans.

That’s why we’re advocating for:

  • Preserving our opportunities to recreate on Montana’s public lands
  • Solutions to mitigate the consequences of climate change
  • Expanding development of renewable energy sources
LGBTQ Equality

We envision a Montana in which all Montanans are able to work, live, and play in Montana free from discrimination.

That’s why we’re advocating for:

  • The addition of gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation to the Montana Human Rights Act.
  • Improvements to the Montana University System’s processes and procedures to ensure all students feel safe on college campuses.
  • A clear and transparent process with plenty of citizen engagement for judicial nominations and appointments.

We’re also working to defeat I-183, a discriminatory anti-trans bathroom bill. Learn more here.

 

Election Reform

We envision a Montana in which the act of voting is just and fair, as well as accessible and safe, for all qualified electors.

That’s why we’re advocating for:

  • Accessible Polling Locations
  • Online Voter Registration
  • Automatic Voter Registration
Forward Montana Voter Fund

Our generation has big dreams for Montana — and we know these dreams won’t become a reality unless we elect the right people to the right office. That’s why Forward Montana Voter Fund elects candidates that reflect young Montanans’ values, experiences, and vision for our state.

2018 Endorsed Candidates