The Wyoming Promise Board of Directors recently met to discuss our efforts moving forward. One of the results of our discussion was to schedule a statewide conference call for all volunteers and individuals interested in sharing information and participating in two upcoming activities that will help keep this issue on our lawmakers’ radar as we […]
At our retreat in Casper in April, we decided as a group to focus our efforts on persuading the legislature to adopt a resolution calling on Congress to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution to overturn the rationale that led to the Citizens United decision. The idea is to add Wyoming to the list of states (now up to 20) that are ready to ratify an amendment to get dark money out of politics. […]
Thanks to all of the volunteers that were able to attend our retreat in Casper last weekend. If you were unable to attend, you can view the Friday evening session on our Facebook page at this link: https://www.facebook.com/WyomingPromise/videos/603198623425151/
While we are preparing a more detailed report of our action plan, we wanted to inform you of […]
WE HAVE HAD TO UPDATE THE LOCATION FOR THE RETREAT!
The Ramkota HotelThe Quality Inn has agreed to a special rate for this Volunteer Event of the Season!
$79 + 9% lodging tax per night
They have a block of rooms available. The rate will be available until April 16, 2019.
Take down this number, so you can call […]
Thanks to everyone who has already responded to attending the Wyoming Promise Retreat in Casper on Friday, April 19 – Saturday, April 20 to help plan our path forward!
There is still time to let us know if you would like to attend if you have not responded yet, but please do so as soon as […]
Join Wyoming Promise as we appear live on the Better Wyoming “Legislative Lowdown” Facebook livecast at 3 p.m., on Friday, March 1st. The livecast will be streamed from the Better Wyoming and Wyoming Promise Facebook pages. You can view the show from either page.
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Wyoming Promise Vice Chair Lynn Horton Morrison and attorney […]
I wish I had better news.
Last night (Tuesday), after impassioned testimony from many of our great volunteers, the Senate Corporations, Elections and Local Governments Committee voted down HJ0008 by a vote of two yays to three nays. Senators Tara Nethercott and Wendy Schuler voted yay, while Senators Cale Case, Charles Scott and William Landen voted […]
Now that HJ0008, Free and Fair Elections, passed the House, it has been assigned to the Senate Corporations Committee, which may be a hostile environment to us. See the language of HJ008 here: https://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2019/HJ0008.
Bill Landen – Chairman, voted NO on SJ0008 on the floor – need to persuade
Cale Case – voted NO on […]
Yesterday, the Wyoming House of Representatives gave FINAL APPROVAL to HJ0008, our Free and Fair Elections resolution. The final vote was a comfortable 37-20-3, with one of the three absent legislators also being a strong supporter.
Credit for this outstanding result must go to the hundreds of volunteers all over Wyoming who circulated petitions, entered data, […]
Our Free and Fair Elections resolution has passed the House Committee of the Whole this evening! We expect a second reading tomorrow, and hopefully a third and final (adoption) vote on Wednesday. We have been informed by a representative that YOUR OUTREACH MADE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON THIS OUTCOME.
PLEASE KEEP CONTACTING YOUR REPRESENTATIVE! We don’t […]