Alexis Bonogofsky is a community organizer, writer and photographer who lives and works along the Yellowstone River in Montana. To fight new coal mines in Montana, she built coalitions between indigenous groups, ranchers and hunters and anglers. Her family ranch was impacted by the 2011 Exxon oil spill along the Yellowstone River and she organized other Yellowstone River landowners to take on Exxon and demand proper remediation of the land. She writes about coal, energy, politics, and organizing on the blog East of Billings.
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Beyond Voting: Skills You Need to Get Sh*t Done in a Democracy
A woman in the back of the room raised her hand. “I didn’t even know this was a thing,” she said. “What do you mean?” I asked. “Public hearings. I didn’t know they happened.” In my hometown of Billings, Montana, I was leading a training on effective public commenting last month at the local library...