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ESPC July Wrap-Up

July 31, 2020 We’ve been busy behind the scenes and with state and local government and media as we work to bring the brightest voices and most vibrant perspectives to Wyoming in an effort to change the conversation around who and what Wyoming can be. Read on to learn what we’ve been up to over the last month.

ESPC’s Proposal to Improve the Ethics & Disclosure Act

May 4, 2020 Joint Judiciary Interim Committee RE: Proposed Improvements to the Wyoming Ethics and Disclosure Act Dear Chairman Nethercott, Chairman Kirkbride, and members of the Joint Judiciary Interim Committee: As requested, here is the Equality State Policy Center’s proposal for improving the Wyoming Ethics and Disclosure Act. We believe the language in 9-13-106 of this law can be strengthened …

Media Release: Absentee Voting

July 29, 2020 Equality State Policy Center Urges Voters to Mail Absentee Ballots Early LARAMIE, Wyo — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in the interest of protecting public health, the Wyoming Secretary of State’s office and county clerks across Wyoming are encouraging voters to consider using absentee ballots to cast their votes this year. The Equality State Policy …

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 …

Media Release: ESPC Focuses on Women’s Leadership in Wyoming

July 10, 2020 ESPC Focuses on Women’s Leadership in Wyoming LARAMIE, Wyo — Throughout July, the Equality State Policy Center is focusing on women’s leadership in Wyoming with online trainings and an upcoming episode of the People’s Review: Live! This month’s People’s Review: Live!, When Women Vote: Women’s Suffrage, Voter Access & Women’s Representation, will be online on Thursday, July …

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 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 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. …