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 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. …