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Interested in joining us? Attend our Central Committee Meetings generally held the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7 pm, and often preceded by a lecture. Meetings can also be attended via Zoom. You can register for the meeting by clicking here.

Upcoming Events:

FREE COURSE: 

This course is designed to help attendees develop a better understanding of the functions and processes of the Montana Legislature. This includes an understanding of the Montana Legislature processes, history, and how to become effectively involved.

When and where: Thursday 1/26 and Friday 1/27 from 5-7:30 p.m. (two-night curriculum) at Goodworks Ventures, 129 W Alder. -- or you can attend via Zoom. Link sent when you register.

Topics covered:

1. History of the Legislature  
2. Structure of the Legislature
3. Professional Issues / Ethics
4. Legislature’s Relationship to Other Government Entities and State Budget
5. Informal and Formal Legislative Processes
6. Legislative Hearings  
7. What Influences the Legislature and How To Be Heard 
8. Role of the Legislative Counsel and Legal Review Notes  
9. Media and Organizational Influences on the Legislature
10. Role of Advocacy and Lobbying
11. Role of the Majority/Minority Parties and Tribal Nations  
12. Future of the Legislature and How to Stay Informed 

REGISTER HERE: https://forms.gle/63bq8hbFFbtd5VEt6

 

Lecture: Building Community In Difficult Times, featuring Travis McAdam from the Montana Human Rights Network.

Join us at Goodworks Ventures, 129 W Alder St, at 6 pm on Wednesday, February 8 or register for a Zoom link by clicking here.

About Travis McAdam:
In this time of disinformation and discord, it's easy to question if we'll ever be able to see eye-to-eye with our neighbors on the other side of the political aisle. An expert on the challenges communities in the region face, Travis McAdam is also versed in the strategies that have helped them choose discourse over discord and unity over dissension. He will explore how to have calm, productive dialogues about difficult questions.
"We face a situation where many of our communities are divided right now. We need to understand the challenges we face and come together to address real problems,” McAdam says. “We should never underestimate the power of people coming together to do good work.”
Travis McAdam directs the Montana Human Rights Network’s Combating White Nationalism and Defending Democracy project. During his almost 20 years with the organization, he has researched, written about, and helped communities respond to white nationalists, paramilitary militias, and other Far Right extremists.
McAdam is a nationally recognized expert on right-wing extremist movements, and his analysis and writings have been featured in national and international publications. He holds degrees in journalism and sociology from the University of Montana. He currently serves on the board of the Southwestern Wildlands Chapter of Wild Montana, a statewide conservation group. He’s also an officer for the Mai Wah Society, which operates a museum in the former Chinatown district of Butte, MT, that preserves and interprets the community’s Asian heritage.

Next Central Committee Meeting: February 8 at 7 pm, at Goodworks Ventures, 129 W Alder (immediately following the lecture).

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Missoula County Democrats, PO Box 9305, Missoula, Montana 59807