Monica Tranel Announces CSKT Tribal Nation Community Forum

Tranel and Lamb confirmed attendance; request sent to missing Ryan Zinke

MISSOULA, MT — Montana Western District Congressional Candidate Monica Tranel announced a community forum at Salish Kootenai College on Monday, August 29th in the Johnny Arlee & Vic Charlo Theater. The community forum will start at 1:00 pm and end at 2:00 pm. 

Tranel’s letter read in part:

“Thank you, Mr. Lamb, for already confirming your attendance at this important community forum with Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribal members. After missing the standing-room-only debate in Madison County, we hope you can join us next week. It’s clear voters want to hear from their candidates.

The spirit of this community forum is to engage with voters in our new congressional district regarding where each of us stands on issues important to them. As candidates, we are applying for a job to represent voters in this new district and they need to hear from ALL of us to make the right decision. We are requesting that each candidate participate in this and future community forums and debates to allow voters to hear directly from each of you.”

Who: Congressional candidates and community members (Zinke is unconfirmed)

When: Monday, August 29th at 1:00 pm

Where: Salish Kootenai College, Johnny Arlee & Vic Charlo Theater

Why: Hear from candidates running for the new congressional seat 

Tranel has sent multiple letters to each candidate asking them to join her in organizing 18 debates and community forums throughout the district. Thus far, only candidate John Lamb has responded to any of those requests indicating his willingness to participate.

Read the full letter to Zinke and Lamb here.

To date, only one other forum in the new district with all three candidates has been confirmed.


Monica Tranel is on the trail running for Congress in Montana’s newly apportioned Congressional seat. She’s an attorney, a two-time Olympian, and a mother of three daughters. Monica is running because the Montana she grew up in is under attack making it unaffordable for working Montanans. In Congress, Monica will aggressively fight inflation, invest in the middle class instead of tax giveaways to the super rich, and she’ll take on corporate monopolies that are squeezing out Main Street businesses, ranchers, landowners, and working families.

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