Building Big Power under the Big Sky

We're educating and engaging young Montanans, from Ekalaka to Columbia Falls.

Our Mission

We educate, engage, and organize young Montanans to shape their democracy to improve their lives and the lives of fellow Montanans.
Our Values

Election Impact Report

In 2018, we had our biggest program yet — and our biggest impact! Learn more about our work and how it turned young Montanans out to vote in our 2018 Election Impact Report!

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Democracy Days

Democracy Days is a peer-led, non-partisan, statewide voter registration effort happening in high schools across Montana on April 9th, 10th, & 11th. You don't want to miss this!

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News & Updates

Notes from the Field

FMF’s Public Statement on NorthWestern Energy’s Resource Procurement Plan

January 23, 2019

On Friday, January 19th, the Montana Senate & House Energy Committees hosted the Public Service Commission and held a public hearing on Northwestern Energy’s 20-year procurement plan. You can listen to the full meeting here. House and Senate Energy Committee members, Public Service Commissioners, and Northwestern Energy representatives: My name is Caitlin Piserchia, and I’m here…

Notes from the Field

Hot Takes: Women’s Policy Leadership Institute

February 14, 2019

The other weekend, four Forward Montana Foundation staffers attended Montana Women Vote‘s Women’s Policy Leadership Institute in Helena–and we learned A LOT that we can’t wait to take back to our own organizing. Here are our hot takes from the weekend: 1. As a result of Medicaid expansion, 7,643 women received breast cancer screenings, with…

Notes from the Field / Voicing Our Values

ACTION ALERT: HB 510 — 16 Year Old Election Judges

February 26, 2019

#DYK that Montana is one of only four states that don’t allow someone under 18 to serve as an election judge? FMF high school leaders are working to change that by working with Rep. Jacob Bachmeier, the youngest legislator in Montana, to pass HB510. HB510 would allow 16-year-olds to serve as election judges.  Learn more…

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