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by: Rob Kailey - Sep 13
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Heroes

by: Carla Augustad

Mon Jul 21, 2014 at 01:55:03 AM MST

Pink Bunnies have registered more than 5000 young voters!Forward Montana Bunnies

Forward Montana, you are my heroes!

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Taylor V Blasdel

by: Carla Augustad

Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 18:39:24 PM MST

Betsy Cummings is out to raise her eight year old twins, and Diane Francis Taylor got the nod from the Flathead Democrats to step into the role of challenging Mark Blasdel for Senate District Four.

Last nights action leaves the position of Democratic Candidate for House District Nine against Randy Brodehl vacant unless and until something changes.  

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Schweitzer and Romney In Park City

by: Carla Augustad

Sun Jun 15, 2014 at 21:06:55 PM MST

No comment. Kellyn Brown noticed it and I echoed.
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Project Homeless Connect Tomorrow and Friday

by: Carla Augustad

Wed Jun 11, 2014 at 21:56:59 PM MST

This story from the Flathead Beacon came out really close to the time that Congressman Daines voted to cut food stamp funding.

Steve Daines at homeless shelter 

Imagine how difficult it must be to meet one's nutritional needs and stay healthy if you had to shop and cook for one person as needed without a real kitchen, food storage capacity, and extremely limited finances. Now compound that by limiting your options even further by choosing only foods that can be eaten with x number of missing teeth. Some people like 61 year old Linda Shelley never get past it-they choose to die alone in the cold rather than continue to need something they are not suited to achieve.

Some major reasons for homelessness include domestic violence, accidents, job loss, mental and/ or physical illness, lack of affordable housing and of course the big one- lack of money and other resources. 

  Homelessness and poverty are two of the many topics that I had high hopes of bringing into the political conversation. It kills me that I cannot adequately express what my experiences and observations have taught me. I kind of keep hanging on because of some stubborn belief that if I just work harder and do better it might happen soon.

Despite my love of the bag pipes, I absolutely will not be for the opening ceremony because budget cuts last summer severely reduced the aqailability of public transportation for people who live om the margin (like me) and for people who lost their own margins in their past. I will be able to be there later in the role as hostess in the very cute cafe that the Samaritan House, Community Action Partnership and the United Way put together for our guests.

 It will likely be Virginia from Senator Tester's office, and Kirby from Senator Walsh's office showing up with the fine folks at the Samaritan House, the United Way and Community Action Partnership as well asour local Bag Pipe players to unveil the Flathead Homelessness Interagency Resource and Education's (HIRE) Five Year Plan to Address Homelessness at nine O'clock in the morning at the SW corner of the Samaritan House's Administration Building lawn.

To the best of my knowledge, nobody from Steve Daines' office, or any ofour local Republican Legislators (Blasdel, Broedel, Glimm, Lavin, Olsen, and Reichner) that voted to kill the children's nutrition bills in the 2013 session are expected to be there.

Please read the Flathead  Beacon artible linked to above, and pay close attention tp this line
“...Krager said a federal HUD grant for *homeless programs that the shelter relies on* was cut this
year as part of the sequestration spending cuts, for which Daines voted, reducing the $64,000 grant
by nearly $8,000.”

 

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Is This The Same Job?

by: Carla Augustad

Wed Jun 11, 2014 at 13:16:34 PM MST

Is This The Same Job?

Note the Khaki Pants, Polo Shirt and Comfortable Shoes

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Posted: 3 days ago

Community Outreach/Canvassing $14/hr (Kalispell)

© craigslist - Map data © OpenStreetMap (google map) (yahoo map)

compensation: $14/hr

Seeking Outgoing people for short-term position!

Training Provided by the On Site Supervisor.

End Date June 18, 2014

Schedule: (The Supervisor will give you the firm schedule, but will be within these hours):

Monday -- Friday 10a.m. -- 8 p.m.

Saturday 9 a.m. -- 8 p.m. Sunday 12 p.m. -- 8 p.m.

Job Duties: Attending events and specific locations to collect petition signatures

Attire:

Professional Dress -- Ex. Khaki Pants, Polo Shirt and Comfortable Shoes.

Employee requirements:

 Montana resident  18 years of age

 US Citizen  Willing to be a registered voter

 Has valid identification

 Ability to pass a criminal background check (No Felony)  Have own transportation/Ability to travel to specific target locations

 Have cell phone

 Work independently without constant supervision

 Good communication skills & professional appearance

 Mission oriented attitude & team player Please respond to this post to apply!

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Need A Job?

by: Carla Augustad

Wed Jun 11, 2014 at 13:09:49 PM MST

$14.00 per hour!

*** Signature Gatherers Needed ASAP *** (Bigfork, Kalispell, C Falls, Whitefish)

compensation: 14.00 per hour
Signature Gatherers wanted immediately for a statewide initiative. No experience necessary. Help to get an important state issue on the ballot to lower taxes and keep cable costs low.

Rate paid $14.00 per hour


Employee requirements:
• 18 years of age
• US Citizen
• Has valid identification
• Ability to pass a criminal background check (No Felony)
• Have own transportation
• Ability to travel to specific target locations
• Have cell phone
• Work independently without constant supervision
• Outgoing & very personable
• Good communication skills & professional appearance

Target Areas: Bigfork, Kalispell, Columbia Falls, and Whitefish


Rate paid $15.00 per hour (rate for shifts under 8 hours)
Rate paid $17.50 per hour (minimum 8 shift required)

Text or Email Scott ASAP....looking for workers to start today!
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The Good News Is...

by: Carla Augustad

Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 19:32:16 PM MST

Unlike the Corette power plant in Billings,

plum creek? the asbestos removal crew did their work in Columbia Falls BEFORE the explosion!Also, no injuries have been reported :)

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Balls!

by: Carla Augustad

Wed May 21, 2014 at 09:57:32 AM MST

Margot Kidder, possibly best known for being Lois Lane, was not talking about Lucille when she said that Dirk Adams has balls.

 

Kidder was praising Dirk Adams for his his strength, his conviction, and his courage to go all in despite the claims of others who claim it is not possible or prudent. Adams has done the work and he believes in himself.

I respect that because the worst mistakes I ever made in my own story were the times I cowerd and made myself small by people pleasing, playing it safe, and for settling for what I believed was possible.

That was old news. Now I choose to be bold, and to let you know that I initially chose to stand with Dirk Adams when he was the only candidate to give a shout for women on March 08, a nice recognition that went beyond the usual lip service that we as Democrats have conditioned ourselves to settle for. Take it from the lady who wrote the soundtrack of our lives

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It's Time For a Happy Break

by: Carla Augustad

Wed Apr 23, 2014 at 22:03:16 PM MST

Who could have predicted that we would all be here without a media structure capable of sustaining a little democracy? Sometimes it feels like too much and I just need to get happy.

dancing minions 

Come along if you feel that's what you want to do.

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Human Trafficking Is A Fun And Exciting Cause

by: Carla Augustad

Thu Apr 17, 2014 at 20:21:17 PM MST

Pardon me please, for ignoring the axiom to walk a mile in another's shoes before criticizing so that I would be a mile a way and have their shoes before discovery, but I am ever more convinced that those who wave the human trafficking flag for freedom in their cookie cutter method of being way cooler than you or I could ever hope to be.

Of course I do not intend to diminish the value of anyone who has survived some adverse experiences, only to highlight the snobbery of those who choose to ignore the human beings experiencing similar trials in their own neighborhoods.

Hungry children in Montana are not glamorous. Sexually exploited children in Montana are not glamorous. Physically abused children in Montana are not glamorous. Unloved children in Montana are not glamorous.

That is just the way it is.

What I want you to notice here is that for every glamorous victim you seek to save, there are many  that you chose not to even notice.  

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