May 6, 2021
The Management Council of the Wyoming Legislature meets at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, May 7, to discuss proposed changes to their remote participation policies.
They’ll be discussing the rules for the interim session—including a proposal that would have committee chairs decide whether to allow remote testimony from the public.
Lawmakers have done a commendable job of ensuring remote access as COVID-19 upended options for public participation. They shifted quickly to online meetings, and worked with the Legislative Services Office to set up the technology to allow remote testimony.
Citizens called in from all around the state during the recent legislative session—including one landowner who phoned from a pickup truck on his ranch west of Cheyenne—to give heartfelt, compelling testimony on a variety of issues.
Public testimony is what makes a difference. Lawmakers must ensure that it continues to be an option for everyone throughout the interim session, no matter where in Wyoming they find themselves.
Watch the livestream Friday, starting at 2 p.m., on the Legislature’s website.
And sign up here if you’d like to testify and let the Management Council know that you support remote testimony.
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