Messages from our sponsors:

Forward Montana

  • Forward Montana is currently accepting internship applications for summer & fall 2021 cohorts. Through a combination of classes and intensive fieldwork, our internship offers young people (or those young at heart!) in Billings, Missoula, and Bozeman the unique opportunity to learn the ins and outs of grassroots organizing and issues campaigns. You’ll live hands-on democracy day-in and day-out, changing the world one vote at a time. When you graduate, you’ll have a network of mentors and leaders to help you do it! Interns can earn college credit and a stipend when applicable. Find more information and apply here!
  • The legislative session doesn’t have to be confusing or anxiety-inducing. By signing up for What the Helena, we’ll help you understand the issues that matter and the easiest ways to make your voice heard, along with calling out those who are working to cut your healthcare or restrict your rights. If you’d like to receive WTH in your inbox every week to stay on top of what’s going down during Montana’s legislative session, sign up here!

Website: https://forwardmontana.org/

The Montana Racial Equity Project

“The opposite of racist isn’t ‘not racist.’ It is ‘anti-racist.’ What’s the difference? One endorses either the idea of a racial hierarchy as a racist, or racial equality as an anti-racist. One either believes problems are rooted in groups of people, as a racist, or locates the roots of problems in power and policies, as an anti-racist. One either allows racial inequities to persevere, as a racist, or confronts racial inequities, as an anti-racist. There is no in-between safe space of ‘not racist.”
― Ibram X. Kendi
 
Sign up for Montana Racial Equity Project’s monthly email at this link. Want to learn more about MTREP’s Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Consulting? Go to this page.
 
 

We Are Montana

Supporting Leaders for a Healthy Montana

Public health leadership has never been more important. We Are Montana supports local leaders in their work to strengthen our public health systems and improve health care outcomes for every Montanan. We Are Montana is proud to collaborate with and support essential organizations across Montana including Western Native Voice, Big Sky 55+, Montana Public Health Association, Mountain Pacific Quality Health, Plenty Doors, Biiluuke Strong, Messengers for Health, Blackfeet Community Wellness, COVID Local, Forward Montana, and more. Social Media Handles Instagram @we.are.montana Twitter @CoraforMT Facebook @CoraForMontana

Website: https://www.wearemontana.org/ 

Montana Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

Incorporated in 1986, the Montana Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence (MCADSV) is a statewide coalition of individuals and organizations working together to end domestic and sexual violence through advocacy, public education, public policy, and program development. Our mission is to support and facilitate networking among our member organizations while advocating for social change in Montana.

Currently, MCADSV represents over 50 programs across Montana that provide direct services to victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their children. In addition, our membership includes other nonprofit and government organizations and individuals (professionals and members of the general public) who are interested in addressing domestic and sexual violence in a way that holds offenders accountable and provides support for the people they victimize. Our membership is open to anyone who is in accord with our philosophy.

Website: https://mcadsv.com/

Montana Budget and Policy Center

The Montana Budget & Policy Center (MBPC) is a nonprofit organization created in 2008 to provide in-depth research and analysis on budget, tax, and economic issues. Our mission is to advance responsible tax, budget, and economic policies through credible research and analysis in order to promote opportunity and fairness for all Montanans. We advocate for policies to ensure that everyone can share in the state’s prosperity. We produce reports and policy recommendations on a range issues that create a fair opportunity for everyone to work, learn, and improve their lives. We seek to engage, include, and elevate the voices of those sometimes left out of conversations about economic policies, including women, seniors, people with disabilities, American Indians, and families living on low incomes.

Website: https://montanabudget.org/

Montana Human Rights Network

The mission of the Montana Human Rights Network is to organize Montana residents to realize their power to create pluralism, justice, and equality in their communities. We challenge bigotry and discrimination, support marginalized people, and advocate for legislation that honors everyone’s basic rights.

Website: https://mhrn.org

Women’s Foundation of Montana

The Women’s Foundation of Montana (WFM) is a program of the Montana Community Foundation that strives to give Montana women and girls the training and opportunities they need to thrive while pushing for cultural and institutional changes to break down barriers in their way.

Website: https://wfmontana.org/