Voter Checklist

The US General Election is Tuesday, November 3rd. There is an unprecedented interest in voting at the same time there is a public health emergency. Fortunately, that means that people are getting better prepared for election day earlier than ever. We can all do some election prep. Every Wyomingite can take steps right away to help ensure voting is a …

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 …

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 …

Non-Profits and Women

We’re re-upping a portion of a post from our senior policy advisor, Jen Simon, who originally wrote about women and nonprofits over on the Wyoming Women’s Action Network blog. Why are we reposting it now? Because this week, nonprofits were explicitly excluded from the business relief grants in Wyoming. Read the guidelines from the Wyoming Business Council here. Check their …

Vote by Mail: The Latest in Wyoming

ESPC’s mission includes Fair Elections. And we’re committed to ensuring fair elections in the age of COVID-19. So we’ve been working on this issue alongside national groups like Secure Democracy, Unite America, Vote at Home, and the Brennan Center for Justice. Readers of this site know that we posted our letter to Secretary of State Buchanan encouraging him to make …

Special Session Updates

Even though we’ll be talking Special Session at the inaugural People’s Review: LIVE! on Thursday, we wanted to be sure you had a little bit of information about what happened at the unprecedented virtual Special Session over the weekend. Why did they have a special session? The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act enacted March 27, 2020 (H.R. 748) …

People’s Review: LIVE!

What is it? On the third Thursday of every month, the People’s Review: LIVE! will offer vital information to ensure transparent government, fair elections, and thriving communities.  The People’s Review: LIVE is an ongoing, interactive, highly accessible, low-cost way for people across Wyoming to engage with ESPC’s mission, Wyoming’s government, pressing current events, subject matter experts, and each other.  Join us to …