Democracy. Transparency. Accountability. These are the reasonable expectations of Montanans. Senator Daines sorely let us down yesterday when he pledged his full support to Trump’s decision to fire Comey and rejected the request for a Special Investigation. This has gone far past party politics. We need to come together, sound the alarm and demand Senator … More Sound the Alarm
Tomorrow night Missoula Rises is partnering up with Montana Women Vote to write pretty little Mother’s Day postcards to Senator Daines. Women will be sending him postcards telling him what access to healthcare means to us. Not a mom? Not a woman? No worries, he needs to hear from you too. We will have this, … More Civic Action Work Party!! Join Us!
Well, yesterday was disheartening, if not devastating for a lot of us. I think there is a deep sense of betrayal and hopelessness that accompanied the GOPs decision to push forward TrumpCare to the Senate. We have heard it won’t pass the Senate. But I feel less certain these days about our government doing right … More Empowerment Through Love: Let’s Take Down TrumpCare
Missoula! Big News!! Missoula Rises will be hosting a 5k Run/Walk on July 1st. We all know how Missoula just loves a fun run. ❤ Community members of all walks of life, ethnicities, religions, and sexual orientations will RISE UP together across the nation for the world’s largest running/walking event. With a collective voice of … More Rise Up 5K!
Hey Missoula, please feel free to cut/paste and share widely this post. It is imperative that all citizens, regardless of party, know how and where to vote. Below is that information. I will update with Missoula County polling locations as soon as they are available. Please SHARE. Please VOTE. It is essential to our democracy. … More Missoula County Voting Information – Special Election
Reminder: Our Education and Kindness Subgroup is meeting tomorrow (April 29) at 10:00 – Liquid Planet at Book Exchange. Do you want to take part in spreading our message in the schools and through our community? This is your group! This is the group that helped bring Diversity Week back to the schools. Interested in … More Education & Kindness Subgroup Meeting: April 29th @ 10:00 am
DAILY ACTION!! IT’S AN IMPORTANT ONE!! Today – Tuesday, April 25th – is the close of regular voter registration for the Special Election. You must complete, sign, and mail your Montana Voter Registration form and have it postmarked by this date. After Tuesday you will have to go to your county elections site to register. … More DAILY ACTION: FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS NOT VOTE
First, I am so incredibly grateful and PROUD of our community. You all showed up when it mattered and made your voice heard. When you do that, it serves to empower our entire community. Last night we took a stand and refused to be marginalized and ignored by our Senator. Last night we made clear … More Senator Daines’ Missoula Town Hall Recap
Well, there you have it. Senator Daines will be with Donald Trump, Jr. campaigning for Gianforte (at a private fundraiser) in Hamilton on Friday, as reported today by the Missoulian. Senator Daines, if you are 50 miles away from us, you CAN and SHOULD show up to talk to your constituents. You and your staff … More Sen. Daines to Join Trump, Jr. to Campaign for Gianforte, Instead of Meeting with Constituents
As many of you know, Missoula Rises has an active Facebook group. Many members rely on it for information about action items and events, but we know that Facebook doesn’t work for everybody. It can be overwhelming, spiral into a huge time suck, and has some privacy concerns for activists. To provide an alternative, we … More Want to Avoid Facebook? Join Us on Slack!
A Town Hall for Senator Daines is set for Thursday, April 20, 6:00 pm at the Union Club in Missoula, 208 E. Main Street. There have been questions as to whether he will attend. Transparency is critical and thus I want to be clear as to what this Town Hall entails. First, Sen Daines is … More Senator Daines Town Hall Update
Senate Bill 368 proposes to change the limits of campaign finance contributions, with a significant increase on limits from Political Action Committees (PACs). It will also make changes to the regulation and oversight of violations that will weaken the effectiveness of previous campaign finance laws. Montana campaign finance oversight and contribution limits are currently some … More OPPOSE SB 368; REVISING CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAWS