“This morning HJ008, which calls on Congress to propose the 28th Amendment, was assigned to the House Corporations, Elections and Local Government Committee. This afternoon, another resolution, coincidentally called SJ008, was introduced in the Senate with Sen. Jeff Wasserburger as prime sponsor and Sen. Chris Rothfuss as co-sponsor. SJ008 is identical to HJ008, so both resolutions will now proceed on separate tracks. The Legislative Service Office will step in to mediate which one goes forward if they both clear committee.

Later in the day, SJ008 was referred to the Senate Corporations, Elections and Local Government Committee. We are awaiting hearing dates on both resolutions.

We feel that this dual-track strategy doubles our chances of getting our resolution on to the floor of at least one chamber, if not both. But success in either committee is not guaranteed. We like our chances in the House Corporations committee because two of the co-sponsors for that resolution sit on that committee, so we are starting off in that committee with several clear supporters.

RIGHT NOW, we need constituents of the committee members in both chambers to contact their legislators to express support for the resolution and to solicit Yes votes. The members of the two committees are:

Senate, Senate Corporations, Elections and Local Government Committee

(click names for each legislator’s wyoleg.gov page)

Bill Landen, Chair (Natrona)
Cale Case (Fremont)
Tara Nethercott (Laramie)
Wendy Schuler (Uinta)
Charles Scott (Natrona)

House, House Corporations, Elections and Local Government Committee

(click names for each legislator’s wyoleg.gov page)

Tyler Lindholm, Chair (Crook)
Jim Blackburn (Laramie)
Aaron Clausen (Converse)
Scott Clem (Campbell)
Andrea Clifford (Fremont)
Shelly Duncan (Goshen/Platte) (bill co-sponsor)
Roy Edwards (Campbell)
Danny Eyre (Uinta)
Dan Furphy (Albany) (bill co-sponsor)

If any of these House or Senate members are your representatives, or if you have a personal connection with any of them, PLEASE contact them ASAP to express your support for HJ008 and SJ008.

If you are a constituent and/or have a personal relationship with one of the committee members and would like to leave a message for them to call you back about this issue please use the following number: 307-777-7711.

If you are not a constituent and/or do not have a personal relationship with one of the committee members about this issue please use the following number to voice your support (Be brief – YES on SJ008/HJ008): 866-996-8683.
Second best would be an email. You can find other phone telephone numbers and email contact information for your Senators at this link:

https://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislators . And again, please be polite and brief!

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Exciting times! Things continue to move very fast right now.”

– Ken Chestek
Chair, Wyoming Promise