I have spent much of my adult life working as a public employee for the University of Montana, as well as working as a community advocate. I have worked to help university programs integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion practices into their faculty requirements, and I have worked with the city of Missoula, Montana to draft human rights legislation tailored towards making justice more accessible to people who have been discriminated against.
As your representative, I will fight for human rights—from voting rights to trans rights to working towards dismantling the cruelties of the prison-industrial complex. I will also work to address what I see as four of the big, interconnected areas where Montana is failing to adequately help its residents: housing inequality, health care, infrastructure, and climate change.
My name is Zooey Zephyr. I am a progressive, bisexual trans woman, and I am running for office because I believe that the best way for me to fight for social & economic justice is to get into the room where the laws are being written.
On the Issues
No matter the issue we try to tackle, if we are not accounting for the climate crisis in every decision we make, any victory will be short-lived, and it will be our planet and our future that will suffer.