YC Study Group 2023 02 01 – Engaging Red Voters

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Wednesday, February 1st, 7:30 am via Zoom, Danny Choriki will lead a discussion about engaging moderate Republican voters



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Wednesday, February 1st, 7:30 am via Zoom, Danny Choriki will lead a discussion about engaging moderate Republican voters

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2023 AT 12 PM – 1 PM We the People: A Rally for the Montana Constitution Montana State Capitol We the People: Rally for Montana’s Constitution – Northern Plains Resource Council

Monday, February 6: Moms Demand Action Advocacy Day Helena, MT Link to RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/mr2ykyd8

Thursday, February 9th, Freedom of the Press and the Public Right to Know, 6:30 pm Webinar Register https://lclibrary.libcal.com/event/10190724

Monday, February 20LGBTQ+ Lobby Day with the Free and Fair Coalition Helena, MT

Thurday, Febrary 23Public Lands Rally 2 PM Helena, MT

Danny, Wednesday, February 1st , 7:30 am via Zoom, Danny Choriki will lead a discussion about engaging moderate Republican voters

**Breakfast Club discussions among members may continue until 9:00 am depending on member interest. Please consider holding announcements or information not related to the speaker’s topic until open discussion period at the end of the meeting.

Please remember to mute your microphone during the meeting unless you are speaking. Add questions in the chat box at the bottom of the screen, use the raise hand image under reactions, and keep questions short so the speaker has time to respond. Thanks!


Social Hour at MAD Pizza
Every other Thursday at 5 pm at MAD Pizza, East of McCormick Cafe at 2417 Montana Ave
26 January 2023
9 February 2023
23 February 2023

Coffee and Conversation.
All Democrats are welcome.
Every other Monday at Black Dog Coffee on Poly Drive, 8:30 AM.

  • January 30, 2023
  • February 13, 2023
  • February 27, 2023

Questions, text Wanda 406-671-9777

Tipsy Tuesdays

Volunteer-led far-left socializing each Tuesday at Bar MT, 2314 Montana Av. Starts at 7pm.

  • Every Tuesday evening.

Valentines Day Luncheon and Card Creation
WHEN: Saturday, February 11, Noon
WHERE: 404 Houle Dr. (Robyn Driscoll’s House)

Come enjoy lunch and stay to make valentines that will be delivered to the Memory Care Unit at West Park Village. I will have construction paper, glue, glitter and other decorations, but if there is something particular you need to create your valentine, I encourage you to bring it. If you could bring a pair of scissors, too, that would be great. Please RSVP to Robyn robyn, so there is plenty of food. See you then!

Next members meeting
Our next members meeting will be held on Tuesday, Februay 20, 2023 in the evening at 6pm. It will be jointly held on zoom and at the Unitarian Fellowship Hall at 2032 Central Av.

Minutes and agenda.

Danny Choriki started a meetup called Danny’s List. This is a buildup to the community calendar I am working on. If you have an event you would like to publicize, let me know. Political or educational.

Don’t forget the YC Dem Calendar.

And then there is our website.

Contact Danny if you have any thoughts, concerns, want to be more involved, etc.

Danny Choriki at +1 406-850-4631 (text) or danny.

We the People: A Rally for the Montana Constitution
Montana State Capitol
Event by Montana Human Rights Network – MHRN, Northern Plains Resource Council and Western Native Voice
Montana State Capitol
Born on May 8, 1927, to George and Doris (Brenner) Stickney in Beloit, WI., he was the second of four children.

Ed attended Murray High School in St. Paul, MN and graduated in 1945. After his Military service in the Korean Conflict, he attended Macalester College for his undergraduate degree in Premed and received his Doctorate in Family Practice from the University of Chicago. He completed his internship at Minneapolis General Hospital.

While at Macalester, Ed met Jessica Page and they were married in June of 1951. They had their first child, Claudia Jean in Chicago in 1954. The family moved to Broadus, MT where Ed started his own family medicine practice in 1955 as the only physician in town. During this time Ed and Jess had their second and third children: Laura Jane born in 1955 followed by Jeffrey Page in 1957.

In 1961 the family moved to Miles City, MT where he practiced medicine for 37 years. Even after moving to Miles City, Ed would fly his own plane back to Broadus to see patients. In 1998 Ed and Jess moved to Billings, MT and he retired in 2000 after practicing part time with Billings Clinic.

He was avidly involved in the church, and Ed and Jess volunteered their time and leadership to many organizations and financially supported many nonprofits they held dear.

Anyone who knew Ed would say he was a stickler for the proper use of the English language, and he would correct any and all offenders. He also enjoyed word play and excelled in the art of "punishment." As much as he appreciated words, Ed lived and loved through music. He delighted in playing piano duets with family members and special friends. Whether it be duets with his son Jeff and daughter Laura or accompanying Claudia while she sang, there was nothing he cherished more. Music was his lifeblood.

Ed lived a wonderfully long life. The memory of his wit, his joy, his love of family and his passion for making the world a better place will carry on through those who knew and loved him.

He is preceded in death by both parents, sister Katherine (William) Huber, brother Robert Stickney, wife Jessica Stickney, brother-in-law David (Mary Fran) Page, and sister-in-law Elizabeth Owens.

He is survived by his children Claudia (Bob) Fife, Laurel, MT; Laura (John) Blodgett, Billings, MT; and Jeffrey (Peggy) Stickney, Missoula, MT; brother George (Sharron Gebhardt) Stickney, Gilbert, AZ; and sister-in-law Janet Hawk, Billings, MT. Grandchildren Andrew (Julienne) Stickney, Jessica (Randy) Mayes, William (Kristin) Fife, David Stickney and great-grandchildren Kayden, Liam, Lena, Rook, Ruby, and Duke along with many cousins, nephews, and nieces.

A Memorial will take place May 8, 2023, at 2:00pm at Mayflower Congregational Church.

Contributions can be made to Rocky Mountain College, Intermountain Children’s Home, Mayflower Congregational Church or a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.

Open Letter to Matt Rosendale from Bruce A. Lohof explains to him why failure to honor the national debt would be a catastrophe. The appears in the 1/12/23 edition of the Carbon County News.

“We weren’t amused when House Republicans, obstructed by your Freedom Caucus, took 15 ballots to select a Speaker. There’s little left of Kevin McCarthy and it’s become difficult to think of him without a smirk. You and your Caucus are equally diminished. Our suspicions – that you’re less interested in governing than in breaking things – are confirmed.

Not that delay was critical. We’ve read your legislative agenda – let’s see, here in pride of place is getting to the bottom of Hunter Biden’s laptop – and most of it can wait. Spectators who liked the gavel debacle, though, may not like the part where the House fails to honor the national debt. Let me rephrase that: the part where you throw the U.S. Government into default. What’s up?

Perhaps you don’t know the difference between spending money and paying bills. Washington habitually lives beyond its means. Hence the national debt. You can reduce debt by reducing expenditures. You cannot reduce it by stiffing creditors.

Perhaps you think of the debt-ceiling debate as a gun to our head. It’s you saying to us: we’ll pull this trigger unless you slash spending for the “safety net,” for the IRS, for you-name-it.
Or perhaps you see the debate as performance theater. Perhaps you’re a breaker of things who’s oblivious to consequences.

A U.S. Government default would have consequences, though. And each one would be a nasty surprise for your constituents. Items:
Soaring interest rates. Small businesses, local governments, and mortgage holders would suddenly find borrowed money more costly. You claim to like small businesses. Many of your constituents hold mortgages. How will they cope with higher interest rates? Whom will they blame?
Vanishing benefits. Do any of your constituents receive Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid benefits? Agricultural subsidies? Do they anticipate receiving student loans or tax returns? Do they visit U.S. Government facilities? To be blunt: Montana receives $1.47 from Washington for every $1 that Washington receives from Montana. Is this really a spigot that should close because you don’t know the difference between spending money and paying bills?
A devalued dollar. As the globe flees to the Euro or Yen and away from a dollar that no longer enjoys the “full faith and credit of the government,” the cost of imported goods climbs. Your constituents buy things that are not made in America. Do they want to pay more for them so that you can hold a gun to the establishment’s head?
Double-digit inflation. As happens whenever a currency goes south, inflation flares. You’ve been blaming Joe Biden for inflation rates of 9 percent (although by year’s end they’d fallen to 7). What will you say to your constituents when inflation moves above 15 percent because you’re a performance artist, not a legislator?

These are several reasons why U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned that defaulting on debt obligations is “unthinkable” and “would have absolutely catastrophic economic consequences.” Are you listening? Your constituents are.”


  • Webinars: Tackling Housing Needs in Small Towns (see details below)
  • Contacting Legislators
  • MT Senate Committees 2023
  • MT House Committees 2023
Look up legislation on MT Leg site: LAWS Look Up Bill Information Page (mt.gov)

Watch hearings live: Montana Legislature (sliq.net)

Submit Testimony Go to: https://leg.mt.gov/public-testimony/and use the testimony request form to submit written testimony. You can also choose to give Zoom testimony.

Track basic topic and specific bills using the free version of FastDemocracy https://fastdemocracy.com/

Under the Rotunda daily newsletter (from MDLCC): Under the Rotunda (mailchi.mp)

Forward MT Newsletter: What the Helena – Forward Montana

MT Free Press Newsletters: Montana Free Press in your inbox. – Montana Free Press

MT Free Press Podcast: The Session (montanafreepress.org)

Montana Conservation Voters Newsletter: MCV MATTERS Newsletter Signup (everyaction.com)

MFPE Newsletter and Updates: Protect Montana’s Public Schools and Services (mfpe.org)

MT Human Rights Network Action Alerts: Stay informed and connected (everyaction.com)

Northern Plains Resource Council Info: Legislature – Northern Plains Resource Council

MT Sentate Committees 2023
MT House Committees 2023
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