Fighting for voting rights in Indian Country, criminal justice victories for women prisoners in Missoula and the Montana Women’s Prison, nondiscrimination ordinances on tap in Montana cities, the power of volunteers in our work for LGBT equality, and more in this issue.
50 years after the landmark case Gideon v. Wainwright, the promise of public defense for every defendant who can’t afford one still remains unfullfilled. In Montana, the Office of the Public Defender is a vast improvement over Montana’s old county-by-county indigent defense, but it remains underfunded.
We support a Montana, where everyone has equal access to employment, housing, and public accommodations and where every family is valued. We’re working to ensure that all people, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, are protected from discrimination. Read More