We are the Montana Abolition Coalition. The Coalition is comprised of groups and individuals with one goal in mind: to remove the death penalty from Montana’s books and replace it with Life Without the Possibility of Parole.
The staff of the Montana Abolition Coalition is a stellar team of committed Montanans who travel around the state, educating citizens about the problems with the death penalty, meeting with community leaders, and learning how the death penalty has affected the lives of people in Montana.
Jennifer Kirby (406) 461-8176
Coordinating the Coalition, communicating with the media, and fundraising
Steve Dogiakos (406) 203-4679
Working with Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty and members of law enforcement
Katie McKeown (406) 461-0733
Working with murder victims’ family members, developing materials, and coordinating research
Kate Olp (406) 461-1668
Working with Law Enforcement and organizing in Eastern Montana
Rachel Carroll Rivas (406) 442-1989
Working on human rights issues, with the American Indian community and Progressive activists, and organizing abolition supporters
Cascade Tuholske (406) 370-7937
Working to coordinate volunteers and build community support throughout Western Montana.
The Montana Abolition Coalition is an umbrella group of faith and civil and human rights organizations and individuals whose sole purpose is to support abolition of Montana’s death penalty. A diverse group of organizations makes up the Coalition, and while members may have varying reasons for supporting abolition they come together for a single cause. The Coalition continues to successfully bring together a wide range of people from across the political spectrum for a common cause.