Montana-based promoter Logjam Presents has announced a partnership with Forward Montana Foundation to create “Amplify Montana” – a non-partisan voter registration initiative dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of voting at music events, concerts and shows.
According to Nick Checota, owner of Logjam Presents, “Our partnership with Forward Montana is focused on increasing voter participation. With an emphasis on younger members of our community — a group that in many cases has become disenfranchised and unengaged — we hope this initiative will amplify the importance of participating in the election process.“
According to Rachel Huff-Doria, Forward Montana Foundation Executive Director, “Forward Montana Foundation is focused on creating a culture of year-round, civic engagement. As a young-person led organization, we know first-hand there are a lot of barriers to young people voting. That’s why we meet young people where they’re at — whether that’s on campus, out in the park or at concerts. We’re thrilled to have community partners like Logjam Presents help us amplify our message through the power of music.”
As part of National Voter Registration Day on September 25, Forward Montana Foundation will host voter registration tables within both of Logjam’s Missoula venues – the Wilma and the Top Hat. Concertgoers are encouraged to check in at the table, register to vote at their current address and learn more about the upcoming election. Forward Montana will be distributing schwag as well as non-partisan voter guides to help new voters navigate the upcoming election.
The Amplify Montana initiative will allow Forward Montana to showcase their efforts at key Logjam music events throughout Montana.
About Forward Montana Foundation
Forward Montana and Forward Montana Foundation (FMF) were founded in 2004 by a group of passionate college students at the University of Montana who felt like there were a lot of barriers to getting young people involved in politics. Since 2004, FMF has registered tens of thousands of new and young voters, trained hundreds of leaders and mobilized thousands of young Montanans to vote. FMF is the largest non-partisan voter registration drive in the state and Montana’s largest youth civic engagement program. The FMF mission is to educate, engage and organize young Montanans to shape their democracy to improve their lives and the lives of their fellow Montanans.