Over 6,000 people across the state have been invited to march for the “Stand Together Montana” initiative on Tuesday. Soft Landing Missoula supporter and Ward 3 city councilwoman Emily Bentley said rallies and marches will be hosted by over a dozen groups statewide "to stand against violence, fear and hate."

"We want to gather to show the strength of our values and refocus the conversation to represent who Montana really is, which is a place of inclusivity and precaution," Bentley said. "The narrative writing throughout our country right now, about race, and religion, that we see metastasizing around us, and we feel like we can't let it go unchecked and we need to stand up for what we believe are Montana's values."

Bentley said those who wish to participate can meet in downtown Missoula at the X’s at 5 p.m. where the group will march to Caras Park.