FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 5, 2024
Media Contact: Rosa Reyna-Pugh
Laramie, WY — The Equality State Policy Center is excited to announce that SHAPE Wyoming 2024 will take place virtually on February 19th from 9:00am-4:00pm. SHAPE WY is a free virtual citizen lobbyist training designed to give you the tools you need to be an effective advocate for the 2024 Legislative Session and beyond.
The training will cover the fundamentals of the Wyoming Legislature, how a bill becomes law, the mechanics of effective lobbying, and practical tips and strategies for engaging with legislators. This year, ESPC will be hosting viewing parties in a few select communities so attendees can gather and work on local issues together.
“SHAPE Wyoming has been one of our most popular and effective programs,” said Julia Stuble, ESPC Board Chair. “For more than 10 years, ESPC has been helping people understand the legislative process and use their voice for positive change.”
We are equally thrilled to be joined by the Honorable Kelli-Ann Thomas as our keynote speaker! Kelli-Ann is a dedicated advocate for social justice and community empowerment and is the former Vice Chair, Community Council 14/Sub Area 144 in Miami, Florida. Kelli-Ann will be connecting with attendees on why advocacy matters and what citizens can do to ensure their voices are heard.
“Grassroots advocates are the experts of their communities,” said Kelli-Ann. “My experience has shown me that the best advocates gather locally and build on community strength. I look forward to sharing my organizing experiences at SHAPE Wyoming to activate citizens across the state to continue building political power.”
SHAPE Wyoming will delve into the importance of citizen involvement; fostering a deeper understanding of how individuals can contribute to the development and refinement of policies that directly impact their lives. By attending this training, participants will gain insights into the significance of being an active part of the democratic process and how their involvement can shape Wyoming’s legislative landscape.
How to Register:
Participation in SHAPE Wyoming is free, but registration is required. Interested individuals can sign up by visiting https://equalitystate.org/shape2024/ and completing the registration form.
- Title: SHAPE Wyoming – The How, Why, and What of the Wyoming Legislature
- Date: February 19th
- Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
- Location: Virtual (Zoom details to be provided upon registration)
- Viewing parties in Laramie, Casper, Cheyenne, and Rock Springs. Please contact Jenn for more information
The Equality State Policy Center is a non-partisan, coalition-based organization. We advance fair elections and transparent government in support of all Wyoming communities. Through initiatives like Shape Wyoming, we aim to empower citizens with the knowledge and skills necessary to actively participate in the democratic process.
For media inquiries or further information, please contact ESPC at email@example.com.