To find contact information for your Representative, go to this site:

https://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislators/2019/H

Nobody said getting dark money out of politics would be easy…

Yesterday we were very disappointed when SJ0008 died on the Senate floor in the Committee of the Whole. That left our only remaining hope riding on the success of HJ0008, a mirror bill to SJ0008. The House Corporations, Elections and Local Governments committee heard testimony this afternoon on that resolution.

To our great relief, the Corporations Committee voted it on to the House floor with a “Do Pass” recommendation, by a wide 7-2 margin. Thanks to Wyoming Promise volunteers John Rivera and Lynn Horton Morrison for their compelling testimony. That testimony, plus some expert lobbying by Laurie Urbigkit and Sherlyn Kaiser, has revived our chances to succeed this session.

Next step: All Wyoming voters should contact their House representative (and ONLY their own representative) to urge them to vote yes when HJ0008 comes up for a vote. We don’t have a schedule for that vote yet. It is possible that there will be a first vote in the Committee of the Whole as early as Friday of this week, though, so there is some urgency to making your calls immediately. Phone calls are more effective than e-mails, but a personal visit with your Representative would be best of all.

To find contact information for your Representative, go to this site:

https://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislators/2019/H

You can also check the Wyoming Promise website for a list of talking points and more information about our work:

https://wyomingpromise.org/more-information/ and especially, you may want to review the arguments that we are, in fact, in FAVOR of free speech, not against it: Free Speech Points

So the rollercoaster ride of this fight continues! Feel free to forward this email to your friends, neighbors, and the people in your life who want to restore democracy in Wyoming. Thanks so much for your time and effort. All the best to you moving forward, and stay strong!

–Ken Chestek, Wyoming Promise Chair and
Shelby Shadwell, Wyoming Promise Treasurer