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The Voter’s Speakeasy featuring unbiased reporting and insight into life at Project Vote Smart from our staff, interns, and volunteers.

November Common Ground E-Newsletter

2013 November 27

40 Volunteers a Year!
by Rachel Hartman
Fall is here. The leaves have changed and up here in the Montana Rockies, we've already gotten our first few snow storms! As many of you know, Vote Smart has a unique location, mission, and work load! Nestled in the high peaks, lakes, and streams of the Continental Divide, our daily operations include both chopping fire wood and researching the issue positions of every federal and state-level candidate and official – just to name a few things. Of course, the way we get this work done is pretty unique too. Through the summer months we have dozens of interns cycling through, assisting our staff in researching and updating our vast database. In the fall and winter, we depend on a smaller number of equally-dedicated member volunteers and interns who brave the Montana winter to help us further our mission.
This year we've had almost 40 member volunteers of a variety of ages and skills come join our staff and student interns to help us defend democracy and we'd like to thank each one of them!
If you are interested in finding out more about volunteer opportunities, give us a call at 406-859-8683 or email us at We're always looking for volunteers!
If you would like to volunteer but don't have the time to come out, please support those who can! Every contribution is critical to our goal of providing an unbiased source of political information to every citizen, every day.
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