Montana Shrugged is committed to educating citizens about economic and constitutional issues which affect all citizens’ abilities to pursue their inalienable rights for the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness. Montana Shrugged is a collective group of grassroots organizers who engage citizens in the pursuit of limited government and free markets on the local, state and federal levels. The grassroots TEA Party organizers of Montana Shrugged strive to empower the public with opportunities to effect change in public policies that champion the principles of entrepreneurship and fiscal and regulatory restraint, i.e. balanced budgets.
Montana Shrugged is committed to educating citizens about a return of the federal government to its original Constitutional limits. Montana Shrugged is also committed to empowering the States to take back the power granted to them under the United States Constitution. Montana Shrugged group’s new media programs and public presentations aid policymakers, the media and individual citizens in understanding why policies which promote the American free enterprise system.
Montana Shrugged supports the following general guidelines:
- Reduce taxes and government spending on federal, state and local arenas in order to minimize the encroachment of government into the economic lives of citizens. We will fight proposed tax increases and educate the public as to the evidence of waste, fraud, and abuse.
- Promote the institution of Tax and Spend Limitations on governments to promote fiscal responsibility.
- Promise to promote entrepreneurship and opportunity by increasing citizen involvement in the regulatory process in order to reduce red tape.
- Advocating change and fairness to our judicial system.
Who We Are
Montana Shrugged is a local grassroots TEA Party organization founded in April 2009 after organizing the April 15, 2009 taxed enough already rally at the courthouse in Billings, Montana.
The heart and soul of Montana Shrugged are our extraordinary citizen activists. They organize events, write letters to the editor, and petition their lawmakers to uphold freedom and prosperity. Montana Shrugged has over 2,200 members primarily located in Montana but do include members across the nation.
What We Do
Montana Shrugged networks with many organized and influential grassroots organizations in a growing number of states throughout the country.
Montana Shrugged mobilizes citizens to effectively make their voices heard in public policy issue campaigns.
Montana Shrugged educates citizens about where their elected officials stand on our issues.
We leverage our comparative advantages with those of other groups by building coalitions of local, state, and national organizations fighting for a common cause.
Through its Grassroots New Media dissemination of information, Montana Shrugged has recruited and educated thousands of citizens on how to promote greater economic prosperity and individual liberty.