Week Four of the 2021 Legislative Session:

What You Need to Know

The 2021 Legislative Session is in full swing and the Montana Women Vote staff are here to keep you informed and give you the tools to affect policy and create positive change in our state.


** Today, Monday, at 1 pm the anti-trans bills (HB 112 and 113) and anti-abortion bills (HB 136, 140, 167, and 171) will be voted on by the House. It is still important that your representatives hear from you on these bills.  Contact your representative today and ask them to vote NO on HB 112, 113, 136, 140, 167, and 171.

Call (406)444-4800 or send them a message through this online form.**

 

Priority Bills: 

Attacks on Low-Income Montanans — OPPOSE

Senate Bill 100, carried by Sen. Cary Smith, would make it more difficult for Montanans to qualify for public assistance programs. These programs and services are essential to maintaining healthy communities and families in Montana, and making them more difficult to access would cause undue harm to low-income Montanans already struggling amidst a global pandemic. 

Call your senator and the Senate Public Health Welfare and Safety Committee today at (406)444-4800 or send them a message through this online form, and ask them to VOTE NO ON SB 100! The Capitol Switchboard is open weekdays from 7:30 am to 5 pm.

House Bill 194, carried by Rep. Fred Anderson, could result in a lifetime ban of driver’s licenses for folks who fail to have car insurance and cause an accident. 

Call your representative and the House Judiciary Committee today at (406)444-4800 or send them a message through this online form, and ask them to VOTE NO ON HB 194! The Capitol Switchboard is open weekdays from 7:30 am to 5 pm.

To find out who your legislators are, click here and enter your address.

 

Attack on Immigrant and Refugee Rights — OPPOSE

House Bill 200, carried by Rep. Kenneth Holmlund, would prohibit sanctuary cities in Montana.

Call your representative and the House Judiciary Committee today at (406)444-4800 or send them a message through this online form, and ask them to VOTE NO ON HB 200! The Capitol Switchboard is open weekdays from 7:30 am to 5 pm.

 

Indigenous Justice Bills — SUPPORT

House Bill 35, carried by Rep. Sharon Stewart Peregoy, would establish a Missing Persons Review Commission. 

House Bill 36, carried by Rep. Sharon Stewart Peregoy, would establish a missing persons response team training grant program. 

House Bill 98, carried by Rep. Sharon Stewart Peregoy, would extend the Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force and the LINC grant program.

Call your representative and the House Judiciary Committee at (406)444-4800 or send them a message through this online form, and ask them to SUPPORT HB 35, HB 36, and HB 98! The Capitol Switchboard is open weekdays from 7:30 am to 5 pm.

To find out who your legislators are, click here and enter your address.

 

Voting Rights Attack — OPPOSE

House Bill 176, carried by Rep. Sharon Greef, would eliminate Election Day/Same Day Voter Registration and end late voter registration at 5 pm on the Friday before Election Day. Low-income Montanans rely on Election Day Voter Registration to make their voices heard at the ballot box. 

Call your representative and the House State Administration Committee at (406)444-4800 or send them a message through this online form, and ask them to VOTE NO ON HB 176! The Capitol Switchboard is open weekdays from 7:30 am to 5 pm.

To find out who your legislators are, click here and enter your address.