The Constitution Party of Montana concluded a successful 2019 Statewide Convention in Helena, Montana this past Saturday, May 4. We had a quorum. Fifteen gathered, twelve members were present from seven different counties. The meeting was presided over by Chairman J.R. Myers and Vice Chairman Tim Ravndal, who was also acting as scribe and video recording events. Secretary/Treasurer Travis Orback was able to join us for a brief time. We unanimously adopted a Mission Statement. We chose a fourth National Committee and CPMT ExCom member, Jim Buterbaugh. We announced our search for a new Treasurer, and may have a lead. A supportive letter from Rick Jore was read. We discussed strategy moving forward for 2019 & 2020. We examined the Montana petition process and launched our ballot qualification petition drive. We unanimously agreed to issue a press release in opposition to HB 318 relating to the State of Montana now being involved in the internal affairs of political parties, thereby interfering with our right to Freedom of Association.
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Constitution Party of Montana Mission Statement:
"The Mission of the Montana Constitution Party is to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity at all levels of government. Montana Constitution Party candidates agree to uphold the principles of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution of the State of Montana. Therefore, it is our goal to hold Local, State and Federal governments to their delegated, enumerated, and Constitutionally limited duties to the people of Montana through the election process."