Building citizenship and social responsibility through programs focused on membership, problem solving and observance. Civic observance features promote education of key, historic legislation that has shaped the United States of America. Each program acknowledges the importance of life, liberty, freedom and prosperity.

2021-2022 Upcoming Events

National Voter Registration Day

We will be registering voters for upcoming local municipal elections!  9 - 11 AM @ Tech Building 12 - 2 PM @ SUB Atrium. There will be $10 gift cards giveaways for the first 3 people who come to our table and mention seeing this post!
Mark your calendars for NVRD, we'll be hosting voter registration tables on Tuesday September 28th! One will be at City College Tech Building from 9 to 11 AM, and the other will be at University SUB Atrium from 12 to 2 PM.
Have you updated your voter registration, at your current residence? Get ready to vote in local municipal elections coming up on November 2nd! There will be $10 gift cards giveaways for the first 3 people who come to our table and mention seeing this post!

Billings City Council Candidate Forum - In Person Event

Billings City Council Candidate Forum. Alberta Bair Theater September 29, 2021. 5:30 PM doors open, hor d'oeuvres served. 6:00 PM opening remarks. 7:50 PM events concludes. This candidate forum is a FREE EVENT. RSVP to jack@billingschamber.com
In partnership with Downtown Billings, the Billings Chamber is hosting a FREE Billings City Council Candidate Forum at Alberta Bair Theater, giving you a great opportunity to see the folks running for office (and the beautiful new theater!)
Forum is Wednesday, September 29th. Doors open at 5:30 if you'd like to grab some food and then the program begins at 6:00pm. Let us know you're coming by shooting an email to Jack@BillingsChamber.com.

Billings City Council Candidate Forum - Virtual Event

Virtual Event: 2021 Municipal Candidate Forum Thursday, September 30 6:30-8:00 PM. We'll be hearing from Billings City Council candidates about the issues that matter most to young people! This isn't your usual candidate forum. We'll be asking hard-hitting questions on topics like public safety, housing, and economic justice, and ensure that you have plenty of opportunity to participate and ask any questions. To get the Zoom link, scan the QR code or visit bit.ly/BillingsForum
Virtual Event: 2021 Municipal Candidate Forum Thursday, September 30 6:30-8:00 PM.
 
We'll be hearing from Billings City Council candidates about the issues that matter most to young people! This isn't your usual candidate forum. We'll be asking hard-hitting questions on topics like public safety, housing, and economic justice, and ensure that you have plenty of opportunity to participate and ask any questions.
 
To get the Zoom link, scan the QR code or visit bit.ly/BillingsForum

Get out to Vote

Register to Vote

Let your voice be heard. Register to vote.

Click here to get information on how to Register to Vote today!

Coming Up!

Municipal General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.

Yellowstone County Elections Office - Education

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There are local municipal elections coming up! Educate yourself on voter registration, current candidates, election maps, dates, and the results.

Support Communities with Western Native Voice

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We acknowledge the land upon which Montana State University Billings was built as ancestral land of the Apsaalooke Nation

About WNV: "Established in 2011, Western Native Voice (WNV) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization working to increase Native American participation and engagement in voting and self-determination. We work to nurture and empower new native leaders and impact policies affecting Native Americans through community organizing, education, leadership, and advocacy."

Participate with Forward Montana

Forward Montana intern post
Apply to become a Voter Mobilization Organizer in a payed, intern, or volunteer role! Get out into the community during the exciting season of local municipal elections  for city council and mayoral leadership in Fall 2021.

Civic Observation

LGBTQ+ Civil Rights

2021 pride OUT

Join a student organization during pride month! Pride month commemorates the U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding same-sex marriage, in the case Obergefell v. Hodges (2015). ContactCenter for Engagement or Prof. Dwight Welch for how to get involved in OUT & Proud your LGBTQ+ campus community. 

We welcome you to MSUB! Watch Back-to-School Message for Transgender Students from the U.S. Depts of Justice, Education, and HHS

Disability Civil Rights

College of Education at MSU Billings

MSUB celebrates 31st Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

MSUB increases student success through their Disability Support Services department.

July celebrates the anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (1990). This important civil rights law prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities.

 

Past Events

Juneteenth Commemoration 2021

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Juneteenth is now a federal civic holiday for commemoration, education, and celebration! It is annually recognized June 19th to commemorate the end of slavery in America in 1865, when enslaved people in Texas learned that they were free from slavery that had been officially abolished. Participate in the Juneteenth commemoration by registering for an online webinar hosted by the National Constitution Center on Friday, June 18th at 12:30 PM ET/10:30 AM MST.

20th Anniversary of 9/11

20th Anniversary 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony. Saturday, September 11 at 8:46 a.m. Montana's 9/11 Memorial City College at MSU Billings Health Science Building 3803 Central Ave Billings MT 59101 Enter off Shiloh Road Open to the Public
Please join us at Montana's 9/11 Memorial at City College as we remember, reflect, educate, and dedicate on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 on September 11 at 8:46 am.
Please use the public entrance on Shiloh Road.

Constitution Day

Constitution Day Trivia. September 17, 2021 11 am to 1 pm SUB Beartooth. Giveaways, Raffle, and Prizes. Dress patriotically.

Join us for Constitution Day to play trivia and receive a free pocket Constitution. Each participant will receive a raffle ticket to start. Participants dressedpatriotically and trivia winners will receive an additional raffle tickets.Friday September 17, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the Student Union Building, Beartooth room.