Wyoming Women as Economic Drivers

June 16, 2021 ESPC is proud to announce the release of Wyoming Women as Economic Drivers! This new, nonpartisan report is the result of an ongoing partnership between ESPC, the Wyoming Women’s Foundation and the Wyoming Council for Women and highlights the crucial role of women in the Equality State’s economy. The report also offers key policy recommendations for ensuring women’s robust participation in Wyoming’s …

Our 2020 Impact Report Is Here!

When all of us here at ESPC paused recently to take stock of what your support accomplished for the people of Wyoming in 2020—a year filled with challenges—we were truly blown away. I hope you’ll read our inaugural impact report and feel as proud as we are of what you helped us achieve for Wyoming! I also hope you’ll stay …

Why the “Mirror Bill” Process Is Flawed and Fails to Uphold the Vision of the Wyoming Constitution

December 23, 2020 Introduction & Context As the 65th Wyoming State Legislature completed its budget session in March of 2020, Americans were just beginning to learn about the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to this unprecedented emergency and its resulting economic fallout, the 116th U.S. Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as …

ESPC’s Statement on Police Reform

June 12, 2020 We are appalled and devastated by the recent murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor by police officers. We are heartbroken by the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, who was chased and gunned down in the street by a former police officer and his son while out for a jog. In Wyoming, we continue to grieve the deaths …

ESPC’s Letter to Governor Gordon on the Occidental Land Deal

June 10, 2020 Re: Potential Purchase of Occidental Petroleum lands and minerals Dear Governor Gordon: The Equality State Policy Center and our 30 member organizations throughout Wyoming wish to thank you and your staff for your tremendous leadership in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and your dedication to protecting public health, civic engagement, and the civil liberties of the people …

ESPC’s Letter to the Secretary of State on Protecting Elections During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 11, 2020 Re: Protecting Elections During the COVID-19 Pandemic Dear Secretary of State Buchanan: The Equality State Policy Center and our 30 member organizations throughout Wyoming wish to thank you and your staff for your ongoing work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and your office’s dedication to protecting the integrity of our elections during these challenging times. Your …

ESPC’s Letter to Management Council on Transparency

April 21, 2020 Re: Making Management Council Meeting Materials Available to the Public & Allowing for More Public Participation Dear President Perkins, Speaker Harshman, and esteemed Members of the Wyoming State Legislature’s Management Council: The Equality State Policy Center and our 30 member organizations throughout Wyoming wish to thank you for your ongoing work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. …