Capitol Collaboration Day: A special event dedicated to bringing together the vibrant Latino and Hispanic communities in Wyoming to the State Capitol

CHEYENNE, WY- Wyoming Independent Citizens Coalition (WICC), Wyoming Citizen Network (WyCEN), and Equality State Policy Center’s The Chair Project express sincere gratitude to Representative JT Larson, Senator Chris Rothfuss, Senator Eric Barlow, and Senator Lynn Hutchings for their unwavering support of Capitol Collaboration Day, a landmark event aimed at fostering unity and engagement within Wyoming’s diverse communities.

Capitol Collaboration Day, held on Friday, March 1st, 2024 at the Wyoming Capitol in Cheyenne, was a resounding success, marking a significant milestone in bringing together individuals from various backgrounds to interact with the state’s legislative process firsthand.

The event saw an inspiring turnout, with attendees ranging from first-time visitors to seasoned advocates, showcasing the inclusivity and diversity of Wyoming’s populace. Notably, most attendees hailed from Hispanic and Latino communities, demonstrating the event’s ability to bridge cultural divides and create meaningful connections.

“We are thrilled to have welcomed individuals including parents, students, business owners, artists, and local leaders.  Many of these folks had never before set foot in the Capitol,” remarked Rosa Reyna-Pugh with ESPC’s The Chair Project, “The support from Representative Larson, Senator Rothfuss, Senator Barlow, and Senator Hutchings played a pivotal role in making this event a reality and exemplifies their commitment to fostering community engagement and dialogue. Senator Barlow provided attendees with a special tour of the capitol’s dome. Senator Hutchings took time to speak with the group and answer people’s questions, while Representative Larson and Senator Rothfuss introduced the group to the floor.”

Attendees hailed from various corners of the state, representing communities such as Jackson, Rock Springs, Laramie, and Cheyenne, further emphasizing the statewide impact and reach of Capitol Collaboration Day. The event provided attendees with a unique opportunity to tour the Wyoming Capitol, observe legislative proceedings, and engage with elected officials, empowering them to become more active participants in shaping the future of their communities. “We believe that by fostering open dialogue and civic engagement, we can build a stronger, more inclusive Wyoming,” added Reyna-Pugh. “Capitol Collaboration Day serves as a testament to the power of collaboration and underscores the importance of diverse voices in our democratic process.”


In the spirit of continued collaboration, WICC, WyCEN, and ESPC’s The Chair Project look forward to organizing future events that build upon the success of Capitol Collaboration Day and further strengthen bonds within Wyoming’s vibrant communities.

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