ESPC to Lawmakers: Remove Barriers to Voter Registration

September 11, 2020 Wyoming is the only state that requires a notarized signature for mailed-in voter registration forms, and one of a handful that don’t allow online registration. “In most states these days, voters can go to the Secretary State’s website and register online,” ESPC Executive Director Chris Merrill told members of the Joint Corporations Committee this month, adding that …

ESPC’s Recommendations for Greater Transparency and Public Participation as Legislators Move Online

September 16, 2020 To: President of the Senate Drew Perkins Speaker of the House Steve Harshman Members of the Management Council Re: Allowing for More Public Participation at Online Legislative Committee Meetings Dear President Perkins, Speaker Harshman, and esteemed Members of the Wyoming State Legislature’s Management Council: The Equality State Policy Center wishes to thank you for your continued work …

The People’s Review: LIVE! Keeping it Local: Why Small-Town Journalism Matters to Democracy

September 15, 2020 The decline of local news combined with the explosion of online misinformation is not just a story about a waning industry—it’s a historic economic and cultural disruption that could threaten the viability of our traditional representative democracy. Join us online Thursday, September 17, at 5 p.m. to hear from a panel of Wyoming journalists and editors as …