A good government is transparent and accessible—and it relies on robust civic engagement. Through our SHAPE Wyoming grassroots lobbyist training, we help regular people learn how to navigate and effectively engage with elected officials on the issues they care about most.
What began as our Citizen Lobbyist Training, has now become SHAPE WY – our flagship civic engagement program designed to help people understand and engage effectively with the Wyoming State Legislature. Through this training, we empower people by giving them the tools and resources they need to be effective.
The program is designed to educate participants on four principles:
✔Process — Learn the legislative process, how a bill becomes a law, the life of a bill, and the role of interim, joint, and special committees.
✔Messaging — Learn how to effectively communicate with lawmakers.
✔Advocacy — Learn how to make your voice heard whether you’re at home or the Capitol.
✔Practice — Gain hands-on experience applying the skills you’ve learned by directly lobbying our elected officials on the issues that matter to you most.
This year, our annual SHAPE WY training will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2019, in Cheyenne, followed by a lobbying day on Monday, January 28.