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2020 Virtual Candidate Forum and Ballot Issues Series

October 13, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

In advance of the November 2020 elections, the Bozeman Candidate Forum Series (Bozeman Business and Professional Women, the League of Women Voters of the Bozeman AreaAmerican Association of University Women-Bozeman, the Belgrade Community Library, and the Bozeman Public Library) will present an educational, non-partisan online public forum series, with an opportunity for the public to ask questions of the candidates running for office and of the professionals representing the pros and cons of the issues that will appear on the November ballot.
You’re invited to attend the Forum Series by signing in to this zoom webinar link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85121116351?pwd=WWVwbXNJeUxkVkZCRXVvTVF6blFydz09
Passcode: 914180
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 929 436 2866 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799
Webinar ID: 851 2111 6351
Passcode: 914180
*We welcome and encourage the public to sign in and view this educational forum, to make your voice and questions heard, and to utilize this public event as a way to learn more about issues and candidates in order to make well-informed voting decisions. Your vote counts!
The Forum Series will occur on four evenings (Oct. 6th, Oct. 7th, Oct. 12th, Oct. 13th), accessible via the zoom link listed above (use the same link for each evening), from 6:30pm-8:30pm.
The Forum schedule is as follows:
Tues. Oct. 6th, 2020
-State House District 62 (Ed Stafman (D), Francis Wendt (L))
-State House District 63 (Alice Buckley (D), Bryan Haysom (R))
-Sate House District 64 (Brian Popiel (D), Jane Gillette (R), Doug Campbell (L))
Wed. Oct. 7th, 2020
-State Senate District 31 (Christopher Pope (D), Nick Allevato (R))
-State House District 65 (Kelly Kortum (D), Jolene Crum (R))
-State House District 67 (Colette Campbell (D), Jedediah Hinkle (R), Andrew Schaefer (L))
Mon. Oct. 12th, 2020
-Public Service Commission District 3 (Tom Woods (D), James Brown (R), Rob Elwood (I))
-Gallatin County Commission (Zach Brown (D), Carter Atkinson (R))
Tues. Oct. 13th, 2020
-Ballot Issues
(BALLOT ISSUE #11 – CI-118: Under the Montana Constitution, a person 18 years of age or older is an adult, except that the legislature or the people by initiative may establish the legal age of purchasing, consuming, or possessing alcoholic beverages. CI-118 amends the Montana Constitution to allow the legislature or the people by initiative to establish the legal age for purchasing, consuming, or possessing marijuana).
(BALLOT ISSUE #14 – I-190: I-190 legalizes the possession and use of limited amounts of marijuana for adults over the age of 21. I-190 requires the Department of Revenue to license and regulate the cultivation, transportation, and sale of marijuana and marijuana-infused products and to inspect premises where marijuana is cultivated and sold. It requires licensed laboratories to test marijuana and marijuana-infused products for potency and contaminants. I-190 establishes a 20% tax on non-medical marijuana. 10.5% of the tax revenue goes to the state general fund, with the rest dedicated to accounts for conservation programs, substance abuse treatment, veterans’ services, healthcare costs, and localities where marijuana is sold. I-190 allows a person currently serving a sentence for an act permitted by I-190 to apply for resentencing or an expungement of the conviction. I-190 prohibits advertising of marijuana and related products).

(C-46: Constitutional amendment to change constitutional amendment signature requirements)

(C-47: Constitutional amendment to revise initiative signature requirements)

(LR-130: Revise concealed carry laws)

Questions from the public will be received only via email in advanceor live via the “Q&A” feature of the zoom webinar.

To submit your question via email:

Please email your drafted question in advance of the forum to: bboyson@bozeman.net.

To submit live via the zoom “Q&A” feature:
Once signed in to the zoom webinar, the bottom of your screen will have a toolbar. The “Q&A” feature is on the toolbar; select that button and type in your question, and hit “enter” to submit. The forum moderator will incorporate your question in with the other questions that were submitted by email in advance. (FYI the zoom “chat” feature will be disabled. You must use the “Q&A feature to submit your question).
*Questions must be questions, not statements.
*You may direct your question toward a particular candidate or ballot issue speaker, or to the whole group. For each question regardless of who the question was initially directed toward, each panelist will have an opportunity to speak to the question if they would like to.

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Oct 6, 2020 06:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Mon, Tue, Wed, until Oct 13, 2020, 4 occurrence(s)
Oct 6, 2020 06:30 PM
Oct 7, 2020 06:30 PM
Oct 12, 2020 06:30 PM
Oct 13, 2020 06:30 PM
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Weekly: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/tZEsdeiprz0pH9XVIQL-I5MootporXWssqzt/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGtrzkrG9WTsxyGRpwMBYjod-vzmCFegvplqjbUL216Ny75OfZSPaBHJ8vD
Topic: Candidate Forum and Ballot Issues Series
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Passcode: 914180
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16699006833,,85121116351#,,,,,,0#,,914180# or +12532158782,,85121116351#,,,,,,0#,,914180#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 929 436 2866 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799
Webinar ID: 851 2111 6351
Passcode: 914180
International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcYHH8Tsfa


October 13, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Category:


American Association of University Women – Bozeman
Belgrade Community Library
Bozeman Business & Professional Women
Bozeman Public Library
League of Women Voters – Bozeman Chapter