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Bozeman League at Sweet Pea Parade

Bozeman League at Sweet Pea Parade

Bozeman League Marching in Sweet Pea Parade

2018 State Retreat in Billings

2018 State Board Retreat

2018 Montana State Retreat

Bozeman Annual Meeting 2018

Bozeman League Annual Meeting

League members gather once a year for an annual meeting.

Members of Bozeman League at annual meeting
Photo of statue of Jeannette Rankin, first woman elected to US Congress

Jeannette Rankin, first female Congressman

Jeanette Rankin's statue in Montana state capitol. Rankin was the first woman elected to the US Congress.

image of Montana state capitol building with flower beds in foreground

Montana State Capitol

The League of Women Voters Montana monitors and seeks to influence state legislative actions. 

voter banner with many words encouraging voting

Vote poster

Encourging People to Vote

League of Women Voters Logo

Logo of the League

League of Women Voters Making Democracy Strong

Montana

Making Democracy Work!

The League of Women Voters Montana  is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. The League does not support any political candidates or parties. We influence public policy through research, information, and advocacy.  This is achieved through facilitation of civil discourse.

POLICY ON DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION (Adopted by Montana LWV Board April 2019)

 LWV Montana is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the organization’s current and future success in engaging all individuals, households, communities, and policy makers in creating a more perfect democracy.

There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, gender identity, ethnicity, race, native or indigenous origin, age, generation, sexual orientation, culture, religion, belief system, marital status, parental status, socioeconomic status, language, accent, ability status, mental health, educational level or background, geography, nationality, work style, work experience, job role function, thinking style, personality type, physical appearance, political perspective or affiliation and/or any other characteristic that can be identified as recognizing or illustrating diversity.  

 

two pencils on top of a ballot

The LWV Montana prepared a report comparing Montana's election security to best practices recommended by the League of Women Voter US and several other national organizations. Read more here about how Montana compares.

Event Date: 
Dec 7 2019 - 12:00pm
Event location: 

Home of LaVerne Frank

This is our annual holiday celebration where we meet to socialize and talk about events of the past year.  Members should bring a friend who may be interested in the League.

Event Date: 
Nov 12 2019 - 12:00pm
Event location: 

Billings Public Library - Community Room

In 2020, the League of Women Voters will celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage.  On a national level, the League is dedicated to going forward in our next 100 years while looking through a lens of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Event Date: 
Oct 19 2019 - 10:00am
Event location: 

Billings Public Library - Conference Room

This is a workshop for members to get started on our DEI focus at the Billings League. Attendance is limited. Please contact Cathy Fitzgerald 406-431-0027 for details.

Event Date: 
Oct 15 2019 - 5:30pm
Event location: 

Billings Public Library - Community Room

The League of Women Voters of Billings and the Billings Public Library invite the public to attend an event on October 15th at 5:30 p.m. to help the public get to know the candidates for Billings City Council before the November election.

MEIC Brian Fadie
Event Date: 
Oct 14 2019 - 11:45am
Event location: 

Pilgrim Congregational Church

Brian Fadie, will be speaking to the League on the Northwestern Energy rate case and in particular on how it relates to rooftop solar.   Brian is the Clean Energy Program Director for MEIC (Montana Environmental Information Center).

Event Date: 
Nov 6 2019 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

Missoula Public Library

Part Two of "In My Backyard: Equitable Homes for All" is a free, public meeting that focuses on the question of where to add more housing units to Missoula. What qualities of existing neighborhoods are most important to preserve going forward? Where can additional homes be added to more fully use existing services of water, sewer, streets, etc.? How do we incorporate more units in ways that preserve neighborhood values?

photo of house with for rent sign in the front
Event Date: 
Oct 30 2019 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

Missoula Public Library

Part One of a Two Part Series Exploring Missoula's affordable housing crisis, "In My Backyard: Equitable Homes for All" focuses on financing tools.

2019 LWV-MT State Convention Crowdshot
News

The Bozeman Area League hosted the 2019 State Convention. This short summary describes the presentations and the theme "Diversity in Democracy."