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Nancy Detrick

Vote to uphold your right to Election Day registration

Giving eligible Montanans more opportunities to register to vote is good for our democracy. Citizens need to take responsibility to get themselves registered, but people who want to participate should have convenient and accessible ways of doing so, and that includes registering to vote on E…

July 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

League of Women Voters runs down ballot issues

Long known for its zeal for helping people register to vote, the League of Women Voters of Billings heard a presentation Thursday on a legislative referral that would ban residents from registering and voting on the same day.

June 06, 2014 4:57 pmLoading…

Supreme Court strikes blow to voting rights

The Supreme Court struck a severe blow to voting rights across the nation, effectively rolling us back to a time when discriminatory voting laws flourished. The impact of its decision in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder on voters will be significant and far-reaching. For decades, millions of…

July 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

2 House bills will disenfranchise voters

As the world's leading democracy, the most treasured value we hold is that every eligible citizen has the right and responsibility to vote. Two bills have been introduced in our Legislature which would significantly restrict the ability of large numbers of Montanans to vote: HB30 would roll …

January 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Golden Pen Award: Voter registration drive swinging into gear

Americans believe that our democracy is the best in the world and our elections should be free, fair and accessible to all eligible voters. The candidates who are elected this Nov. 6 will shape our future: our education, our health care and our economy.

September 16, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

Join fight for transparency in government

This election year there is a greater need for transparency and disclosure of secret money in elections. Voters want to know just who is pouring millions of dollars in secret contributions into our elections.

March 18, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Watch political ads with a discerning eye

Two years ago the Supreme Court, as a result of its decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, enabled corporations and unions to spend unlimited amounts of money to influence federal and state elections. As the 2012 election season ramps up, so will corporate, union, and sp…

January 29, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
'Clean Air Promise' unveiled on Rims

'Clean Air Promise' unveiled on Rims

Citing the over-politicization of clean-air regulations, Billings activists called on health care professionals Wednesday to speak out against pollution threats to public health.

August 10, 2011 6:29 pm Photos

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Golden Pen Award: We should feel privileged to vote

On Monday, we celebrated the 235th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence which embodies our "spirit of liberty." The most important vehicle we have to express this "spirit of liberty" is to vote for the people who make and uphold our laws. The right to vote is the foundation of our …

July 10, 2011 12:05 amLoading…

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