I pledge to communicate and work with organizations and legislators in raising awareness on the issues as well as passing legislation.that works for Montanans.


MOntana conservation voters

MCV advocates strong conservation laws and policies, holds elected officials accountable for their votes and actions, and elects pro-conservation candidates to champion our priority issues.

Learn more about Montana Conservation Voters here: https://mtvoters.org


The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations is an expression of the hopes and aspirations of the working people of America.

We resolve to fulfill the yearning of the human spirit for liberty, justice and community; to advance individual and associational freedom; to vanquish ­oppression, privation and cruelty in all their forms; and to join with all persons, of whatever nationality or faith, who cherish the cause of democracy and the call of solidarity, to grace the planet with these achievements.

We dedicate ourselves to improving the lives of working families, bringing fairness and dignity to the workplace and securing social equity in the Nation.

The Montana AFL-CIO represents over 50,000 working Montana families, 38 Montana Unions, and 500 locals.


Carols LIst

Carol’s List recruits, trains, elects, and supports progressive pro-choice Democratic women in their path to elected office. Carol’s List increases women’s power and influence within the political arena.

We believe that in order to have a truly representative democracy, at least 50% of our elected leaders should be women. With targeted recruitment, excellent support and training, and help with fundraising women will gain equal representation in the Montana Legislature. When strong female candidates are on the ballot, women will turn out to vote in record numbers. Women’s voices matter. The influence of women office holders leads to the adoption of progressive policies which benefit our entire community.

Learn more about Carol's List here: http://www.carolslistmt.org


DSA members believe that both the economy and society should be run democratically to meet human needs, not to make profits for a few. DSA is a political and activist organization, not a party; through campus and community-based chapters DSA members use a variety of tactics, from legislative to direct action, to fight for reforms that empower working people. DSA is not a part of the Democratic Party: rather we work to elect people who share our values and vision regardless of party affiliation.

Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/billingsdsa/

Next Up victory fund

PFAW’s Next Up Victory Fund is helping progressive candidates win state and local races across the country with the goal of turning states blue and building a deep bench of progressive candidates The Next Up Victory Fund supports young candidates who reflect the progressive movement and will be champions of our values for years to come.


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Montana Federation of Public Employees is the largest labor union in Montana. Standing with MFPE means standing for strong public services and public education to support a civil & just society. The members are Montanans that include those who teach our youth, protect our public safety, keep our drinking water clean, supervise prisoners, manage wildlife, provide health care, and much more.


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Planned Parenthood Advocates of Montana is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization formed as an advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood of Montana. PPAMT engages in educational and electoral activity including legislative advocacy, voter education, independent expenditure campaigns, and grassroots organizing.



kelly mcCarthy-representative house district 49 for 2013-2018 

Dear Neighbor,

I want to thank you for the honor of serving Billings in the Montana House of Representatives for the past five years.  Glenda and I are embarking new adventures that will take us out of the state, so with regret I won’t be able to continue serving the great people of the Magic City.

But as my chapter comes to an end, a brilliant new one is beginning.  I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to Jade Bahr. Jade is a native Montanan who grew up in Billings and is now ready to serve the community that has nurtured her.

I’m so grateful that Jade has stepped forward to serve us in Helena.  Her leadership, enthusiasm, and gracious nature will be valuable strengths in the Montana Legislature.

Jade is uniquely qualified to serve us in Helena. She has devoted most of her life to creating opportunity for the youth of our city and helping people with disabilities develop works skills and achieve their dreams.

In Helena, she will work to restore support to programs that our most vulnerable and cherished Montanans rely on to lead fruitful lives.  She will also continue to work to make sure that every Montana has a chance to prosper and preserve Montana as The Last Best Place for generations to come.

So please join me in supporting Jade Bahr for Montana House District 50.


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In late 2016, I asked Billings voters to entrust me to be our voice in Helena. You responded in-kind and gave me the opportunity to serve.

And in January, I marched alongside 1,000 of you — friends, family, neighbors — at the Montana Women’s March right here in Billings. I got on stage and asked you to consider doing a bit more. I asked you to run for something.

Five months later, I am so proud of our hardworking candidates who accepted that challenge. Those of you who voted to send me to the state senate now have two young women who are working hard to earn your votes in the Democratic Primary on June 5.

Emma Kerr-Carpenter is our candidate in HD 49. Emma works in children’s mental health, providing direct care for vulnerable children and families in Billings. Emma decided to run after seeing first-hand the devastating impact of legislative cuts to essential services.

Jade Bahr is our candidate in HD 50. Jade works with our adults with disabilities, providing direct support for individuals in the workplace. During the 2017 legislative session, Jade traveled to Helena to testify before the Joint Appropriations Committee on funding for disability services.

Emma and Jade are dedicated to careers in public service. As our State Representatives they will work tirelessly to address the needs of our community. Please join me in supporting Emma Kerr-Carpenter for HD 49 and Jade Bahr for HD 50