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3 things you can do this week – a little work around the offices

Welcome to “3 Things You Can Do This Week” organizing for change around issues you care about. Many folks are still resting and reconsidering next steps after the election earlier this month. There’s still a few things we can do to lay some groundwork for the future.

1: Apply for a city board

The city is still seeking applications for five board seats:

  1. Animal Control
  2. Board of Appeals
  3. Community Development (must live in a low-moderate income area)
  4. Human Relations
  5. Planning Board (Ward 1 representative)

If you or someone you know would be a good fit for one of these boards, please submit an application ASAP!!

The mayor noted that while technically the deadline for submitting an application has passed, they have not received any applications for these five positions we can be flexible if we receive an application this week.

Application link here: https://www.billingsmt.gov/65/Boards-Commissions

2: Be a State Legislature Page

Our local state representative Emma Kerr-Carpenter let us know that the State Legislature is hiring pages. Page applicants are juniors and seniors in high school who are at least 16 years old. Pages perform a variety of duties such as assisting legislators and House and Senate staff by running errands, delivering messages, and distributing bills, amendments, and other official documents. 

If you or someone you know is interested in applying, (1) review the application link below and then (2) contact Emma ([email protected]) for help coordinating the process.

More details here: https://leg.mt.gov/engage-government/page-program/

3: A bit of office work

Planned Parenthood of Montana is in need of some volunteer help for administration functions, like scanning, copying, faxing, data entry, calling insurance companies to verify insurance coverages and filing. Shifts are flexible anywhere between 8am and 4pm Monday through Friday, 6-20 hours per week. All volunteers must pass a background check.

If interested, reply to this email or contact [email protected], and we’ll pass your information on to the right coordinators!

PS: New events are added to the volunteer calendar! Check it out at https://yellowstonedemocrats.org/volunteer/events/

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