Encouraging all eligible voters to cast ballots is a staple of The Billings Gazette’s election season opinions. This November, that call has extra significance because Montana is celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage.
The right to vote is sacred. It is how we hold our leaders accountable and make sure our democracy is responsive to all citizens. Yet, today, powerful forces are intent on making voting more difficult instead of more accessible and it could hurt Montana families in Indian Country.
Cokie’s mother, Lindy Claiborne Boggs, was born on a plantation in the segregated South before women could vote. When she died in July at 97, Barack and Michelle Obama celebrated “her legacy as a champion of women’s and civil rights that will continue to inspire generations to come.”
Western Native Voice has watched House Bill 30, short title "An Act Revising the Close of Late Voter Registration" with growing alarm.
On Election Day, community newspapers across America encourage readers to vote. What if instead somebody — or even your government — said you couldn’t vote?
HELENA - Fifteen Native Americans are suing state and county officials over a lack of election services on Montana's reservations.
LARAMIE - The Laramie Foundation will celebrate women's suffrage in Wyoming with a reenactment of Louisa Swain's historic 1870 vote. State Auditor Rita Meyer will re-enact Swain's vote on Saturday morning at Johnson, Lummis, Hunkins Women's Plaza. U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis and U.S. Sen. Mike…