It's hard to make any general statements about Montana. For one thing, in spite of the state's name, much of Montana doesn't have any mountains at all. Indeed, most of the square mileage of Montana is made up of flat plains broken only by small towns and meandering rivers. Of course, Montana's mountains are great. In the west, Montana joins the other mountain states with equal footing in grandeur.
Still, there's also a real difference between a town like Billings and a place like Missoula. Missoula is a fantastic center of liberal activity with a strong economy and a rich community. Most of the rest of Montana is more subdued, and less openly friendly to liberal values of openness and equal liberty for all.
Still, there are good progressive people all across Montana. It's just that Montana progressives can operate more openly in some places than in others. Almost everyone in Montana has a genuine love for the land, and that's a good place to seek unity when other issues divide.
We put this directory of progressive Montana resources together just after making our way through the state, talking to people on the ground about what's going on. Still, Montana is an awfully big place to cover, and we're sure that we've missed some very good organizations and people along the way. So, if you know of any progressive organizations, information resources, or candidates in Montana that we don't already have listed here, drop us a line and we will consider adding links to them as a part of this growing catalog of Montana progress.
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