In August 2013, Montana Judge G. Todd Baugh sentenced a former high school teacher to just 31 days in prison for the repeated rape of a 14-year-old student. Disturbingly, Baugh argued that the victim was “older than her chronological age” and “as much in control of the situation” as her 49-year-old rapist. That’s why Billings, Montana, resident Kate Olp started a MoveOn Petition urging Judge Baugh to resign.
Kate Olp is a MoveOn Changemaker.
When a house bill in Montana threatened to allow guns on school campuses and other public places, Andy Pelosi of GunFreeKids.org took action by starting a MoveOn Petition.
Oh you did? Well let’s check in with Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin . . .
Republicans already ran the Montana Senate. And then, last November, they took control of the House. That’s when Montana Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer decided to raise the stakes in a way never before seen.
Montana State Rep. Alan Hale (R), who also happens to be a bar owner, is convinced that if people can’t drive drunk, local taverns will quickly go out of business.