State remembers workers killed on the job
Stronger OSHA enforcement urged by state & national advocates
More than 4,600 workers were killed on the job in the United States in 2011 – the latest year for which complete data is available, and in Wyoming, 29 workers were killed on the job that year.
The ESPC promotes accountability of state and local governments to the people they serve
Civic participation underlies work
The Equality State Policy Center is a progressive “think-and-do tank” that utilizes research, public education and advocacy to advance a cooperative program of work designed to establish and maintain accountability in state government and to substantially increase public participation in and influence over public-policy decision-making.
The ESPC’s programs fall into three areas: government accountability (open government, campaign finance reform, lobbyist reporting); tax and fiscal policy (mineral severance taxes, property taxes, tax breaks or incentives, economic diversification); and Wyoming working families (access to health care, minimum wage, gender wage gap, worker safety, quality child care).
Across all these program areas, the ESPC provides trainings for citizen advocates and lobbyists to boost public participation and civic engagement in policymaking. We also work to organize low-income communities, especially those home to concentrated populations of American Indians and/or immigrants, to encourage them to raise their voices in the state’s policy circles.
The ESPC’s election-year voter education and mobilization campaigns make historically un- and under-represented voices heard where policy decisions are being made.