Economic Human Rights/Economic Justice

This program area aims to do public education and policy work to ensure that all Montanans have access to their economic human rights. These rights include a livable wage, adequate housing, quality healthcare, and efficient social safety net programs. We work on these issues by engaging ballot measures, holding community events, and working to educate and mobilize Montanans on legislative issues. By working with our members and allies, we have:

Economic Human Rights

Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states:

(1)Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.

The Economic Human Rights program works in alliance with other organizations to promote economic security for all Montanans. We organize to promote and pass public policy that ensures that Montana individuals and families can meet their needs. Over the past 5 years, this project has organized around raising wages and expanding access to healthcare in Montana; promoting transparency and accountability in the way that services are provided; and, working to build support for the idea that our state budget should reflect the values that Montanans share.

Some of our Efforts and Campaigns for Economic Human Rights


To find out how you can get involved in our Economic Human Rights Program.
Contact Kim Abbott at 442-5506 ext. 15 to get involved.

  • Bill and Amy La Croix
  • Healthcare is a Human Right - Mary Caferro's Story.
  • Kim Abbott of the Montana Human Rights Network
    opens the press conference announcing the Montanans for Healthcare coalition and campaign.
  • Montanans for Healthcare - Chalon Hastings
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PO Box 1509, Helena, MT 59624
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