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The Park County Democratic Central Committee
1. Recruit, support, and help elect candidates for public office who uphold the values and
philosophy of the Democratic Party.
2. Raise community awareness regarding issues important to the citizens of Park County, consistent with the platform of the Democratic Party.
3. Act to protect the voting rights of Park County citizens and promote free and fair elections.
4. Advocate on behalf of Park County residents on issues important to Democratic principles in order to promote, pass, and enact legislation.
5. Support our elected Democratic legislators and officials.
6. Recruit members and fundraise for the Park County Democratic Central Committee.
The Park County Democratic Central Committee works with county, state, and the national Democratic Committees to uphold the doctrines of the U.S. Constitution. We seek to ensure equality for all, including access to education and health care; dependable employment with a living wage; privacy of persons, property, and communications; and our right to participate in the democratic process. We work cooperatively within our communities to improve the lives of our citizens, our environment, and our world.
We constantly encourage citizens to engage in the democratic process, to become informed voters—and to vote. Currently, we also participate in twice yearly Adopt-a-Highway clean ups as well as in the annual Spring Trail Clean Up program.
Please join us at our regular meetings on the second Tuesday of each month, from 5:30- 6:30 pm at the Park County Livingston Public Library.
We always welcome new members!
“Be a nuisance where it counts. Do your part to inform and stimulate the public to join your action. Be depressed, discouraged, and disappointed at failure and the disheartening effects of ignorance, greed, corruption and bad politics—but never give up.”~ Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Senator Tester: (202) 224-2644
Senator Daines: (202) 224-2651
Representative Greg Gianforte: (202) 225-3211
Representative Laurie Bishop -HD 60 (406) 223-1122
Representative Alan Redfield- HD 61 (406) 220-1247
Mike Bunker, Chair
To be filled, Vice Chair
Diana McKinlay, Secretary
Ruth Dargis, Treasurer
Rita Rozier, Deputy Treasurer
Margarita McLarty- State Committeewoman
Rick Van Aiken-State Committeeman
Rebecca Loughrie-First Alternate Committeewoman
Andy Scott-First Alternate Committeeman
Ruth Dargis-Second Alternate Committeewoman
Bob Ebinger-Second Alternate Committeeman
PO Box 795
Livingston, MT 59047
Gallatin Blue Wave 2020
Biggest Year, Biggest Event
Montana Gubernatorial and US Senate Democratic candidate debates and more!
The Gallatin Democrats Blue Wave Debate and social kicks off our local election season and promises to be the cure if you're feeling down about the state of democracy.
It's also a great time to show up and get involved.
We're hosting an entire of evening of hospitality, smart discussion, and informed debates by the US Senate and MT Governor candidates. All the statewide candidates will be attending, so come meet them too.
Early in the evening is a pre-debate reception, followed by the debate and capped off with a free after- party with music and plenty of discussion. A no-host bar is provided by Plonk.
Tickets must be reserved; do that here.
Bring a friend, bring your family. We will not turn anyone away until all seats are filled.
See you at the Emerson Center on Friday!
111 S. Grand, Bozeman
Doors open at 6:30pm/Debates at 7:00pm/After Party 10pm
Donations encouraged, but not required to attend.
For more information:
Annual Meeting of Montana Women For
6 pm to 8 pm
Livingston Food Resource Center (202 S. 2nd St. in Livingston)
You are invited to the Annual Meeting of Montana Women For!
Monday, Feb 17 from 6 to 8 pm at the Livingston Food Resource Center on 2nd and Lewis Street we will gather to share good food and progressive ideas. We'll celebrate past accomplishments, elect officers and create promising plans for 2020.
Bring a dish to share (or just come, we'll feed you!) Plates, utensils and drinks are provided.
Let's reconnect and share a meal together. World peace begins in the kitchen.
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/609482126548226/
"Climate Change: Now What? Creating a Sustainable Future Today" Lecture Presented by Utah Physicist Dr. Rob Davies
6:30 pm Lecture followed by 8 pm Panel and Community Forum
3:30 pm Master Class
5 pm Tabling and Bites
Inspiration Hall in Norm Asbjornson Hall on MSU Campus
Rob Davies, physicist and professor of professional practice at Utah State University, will present a lecture about how the climate crisis is changing our world today at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, in Inspiration Hall in Montana State University’s Norm Asbjornson Hall.
The lecture, which will discuss far-reaching global effects to disturbances in local mountain communities, is part of an event, “Climate Change, Now What? Creating a Sustainable Future, Today.” The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion and preceded by a master class. All events in the series are free.
The members of the panel discussion will include Patrick Holmes, policy adviser for natural resources in the Office of the Governor; Bozeman City Commissioner Terry Cunningham; Dan Stevenson, associate vice president for MSU University Services; and Termaine Awanaakii (Rattle Woman), climate change coordinator for the Blackfeet Tribe.
The lecture will be preceded by a master class that will allow students to discuss possible career paths and opportunities for tangible action and solutions. The class, which will also be open to the public if space is available, will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Inspiration Hall and will be followed by a reception.
Davies is a physicist who focuses on atmospheric physics, surface physics and quantum optics. He has spent more than a decade working in critical science communication. He has been a project scientist for USU’s Space Dynamics Laboratory, technical liaison for NASA’s International Space Station project, physicist and climate change communicator with the Utah Climate Center, and an officer and meteorologist in the U.S. Air Force.
“The world now faces a bona fide crisis,” Davies said. “A great deal is beginning to shift in our response to climate change; however, it does not yet come close to rising to the response that is required.” He added that humanity has technology to help respond to climate change but needs the resolve to act.
“Our goal in providing this lecture, panel and master class is to expose our campus and community to not just the science behind the climate crisis but also the solutions available to all of us, right here at the local level,” said Paul Lachapelle, professor in the Department of Political Science and MSU Extension who is an organizer of the event.
Become a Climate Advocate in Bozeman
1:45 pm to 5:30 pm
Strand Union Building on MSU Campus
Free online Registration
You can become a powerful climate advocate! Learn about Citizens' Climate Lobby's (CCL) respectful and effective advocacy techniques for building bridges at our 3½ hour interactive Climate Advocate Training at MSU.
Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/become-a-climate-advocate-bozeman-mt-tickets-93418125127
- Discover your climate 'story'
- Learn about the history, values, and social science behind CCL's methodology
- Get an overview of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, , an effective and fair "first step" climate solution
- Explore which tools of democracy light you up
- Practice your new skills in a mock lobby meeting
Stick around for free pizza afterwards and a movie in the Procrastinator Theater!
Trainer: Kristen Walser, Montana Co-Coordinator, Citizens' Climate Lobby
SAVE THE DATE!
42nd Annual Mansfield Metcalf Dinner
Saturday, February 29th
Lewis and Clark Fairgrounds
Second Tuesday of the month
Livingston Park County Library
Montana Women For
First Monday of the Month
Livingston Park County Library- Upper Level Meeting Room
Indivisible Upper Yellowstone
Second Wednesday of the month
Livingston Park County Library
Lower Level - Steveson Room
Livingston Commissioners Meeting
Third Tuesday of the Month
Park County Democrats exists through the work and time donated by volunteers. Our success also requires financial support especially in an election year. Please consider donating to help us in our efforts. No amount is too small. We are grateful for your help!
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The Park County Democratic Central Committee is dedicated to enhancing our community through various projects; one which is Adopt-a-Highway. On Saturday, May 19th, ten members collected 66 bags of trash, two RV awnings, tires, sleds, and assorted other items that littered I-90. We participate in this event at least twice a year and hope to inspire other groups and citizens to join us in keeping our highways clean and our community healthy. Take a look through our PHOTO GALLERY above to see our volunteers in action.
PO Box 665
Livingston, MT 59047
Fax- (406) 222-8580
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(Letter submission form)
PO Box 1188
Bozeman, MT 59771
Word limit: 200 for election focused letters to the editor, 300 for non-election letters.
Citizens can publish only one letter per month.
PO Box 36300
Billings, MT 59107
Fax- (406) 657-1208
Letters to the Editor: https://billingsgazette.com/forms/contact/letter_to_the_editor/
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