September 21, 2020
Today is National Register to Vote Day. Even if you pretty sure you’re already registered, it’s worth checking again with your county clerk. You can find your county clerk’s contact information—plus a ton of other great information about voting in Wyoming—here.
September 18, 2020
Thanks to everyone who tuned in for this month’s edition of the People’s Review: LIVE! We had a lively discussion with five Wyoming journalists and editors about how the decline of local news and the spread of misinformation hurts civic engagement and weakens our democracy. If you missed it, be sure to check out the recording.
September 16, 2020
The 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.
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 …
September 2, 2020
Following is ESPC’s response—submitted to the Legislative Services Office, as is protocol—to the inappropriate comments that Senator Anderson made to Ms. Wilmetti as she began her presentation.
After decades of relying on mineral extraction to pay for essential government, Wyoming’s long-predicted bust is here, and it’s worse than many leaders anticipated. Now, as COVID-19 deals the state—and the waning fossil fuel industry—an extra blow, Wyoming suddenly finds itself with a $1.5 billion shortfall.
Senator Cale Case, Representative Dan Zwonitzer, House Minority Floor Leader Representative Cathy Connolly, and Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy senior analyst Aidan Davis joined ESPC’s executive director Chris Merrill to explain in stark and candid terms the challenges facing Wyoming as the state grapples with what one panelist called “the worst fiscal crisis in Wyoming’s history.”
August 24, 2020 The Gender Lens Project is designed to shine a light on how policy decisions impact women. There are many, many issues that we could lift up, but we’re focusing on two for right now.
August 17, 2020 For the next two weeks, it will be fast and furious in the world of Wyoming State Politics. We wanted to offer an overview of the upcoming elections, committee meetings, and the ways that you can GOTV and engage with your state government.
August 11, 2020 Kate Debow Hayes of Higher Ground Coaching and Development, Sen. Tara Nethercott, and Albany County Clerk Jackie Gonzales turned what could have been a dry conversation about managing campaign finances into a deeper and uplifting discussion about the importance of women’s representation in the Equality State.
August 4, 2020 The panelists addressed common concerns of campaigning, offered insights for overcoming fears of knocking on doors or asking for money, and shared tips about the day-to-day expectations of campaigning (for example, be prepared to talk policy and platform even on a quick trip to the grocery store).