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2022 Post-Election Statement

Please see the below statement from Kiersten Iwai, Executive Director: Friends– Over the past week, dedicated elections officials across the state have been counting ballots cast in the 2022 Montana General Election. Some races were determined by dozens of votes (or even less!) which is why it’s important to wait for every last vote to…

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MT Supreme Court Elections

Jim Brown Jim Brown has served as the chair of the Public Service Commission since 2020 and prior to that served as a private attorney. In 2013, he represented American Tradition Partnership, a group who was found to have broken campaign finance laws. He is endorsed by Gov. Greg Gianforte, Attorney General Austin Knudsen, and…

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Rockstar Hall of Fame

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…

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Congressional Candidate Primary Roadshow

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…

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FMT’s SB319 Litigation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Raph Graybill, Graybill Law Firm, (406) 403-2811 ** Forward Montana sues to challenge recent unconstitutional lawmaking ** [HELENA, MONTANA] Forward Montana, Montana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Lewis & Clark County Attorney Leo Gallagher, and a group of prominent members of the bar who represent both plaintiffs and defendants, have filed…

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2021 Legislative Session Statement

As an organization that advocates for the safety and well-being of all Montanans, the last few months of the 2021 Legislative Session have been tough. If you weren’t able to keep up, here are some key policy takeaways from the 67th Montana Legislative session.

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What the Helena – Week 17

*May 2, 2021* Friends, it has been a long session. We feel like we’ve aged ten years in the last four months. We have seen good bills die, bad bills pass, and legislators representing special interests — NOT their constituents. Through it all, one thing has been constant: Montanans like you have shown the f**k…