Shut Out? Ensuring Public Access to Lawmakers…Even in a Pandemic.

Join us on Thursday, Nov. 19 for the People’s Review: LIVE! Will Your Voice Be Silenced? The Legislature’s plans for the 2021 General Session could leave the public out. Our panel of transparency experts will discuss the importance of keeping the people’s work visible and accessible—even in a pandemic.

Meet our panelists, Darcie Hoffland, Shannon Anderson and Marguerite Herman!

Darcie is the Executive Director of the Wyoming Press Association. She started her career with the Laramie Boomerang after graduating from the University of Wyoming in 2005 with a B.S. in Communications. At WPA, Darcie works to promote the general welfare of the newspaper publishing profession and to guarantee freedom of press in Wyoming.

Shannon returned to her hometown of Sheridan to work as a Staff Attorney at the Powder River Basin Resource Council in October 2007. Since then, she has provided strategic legal and organizing support to address the impacts of coal mining and power plants on people and places in Wyoming. She also provides support on other energy issues, including oil and gas, renewable energy, and uranium development. Shannon is a graduate of Grinnell College, and she received her J.D., cum laude, from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2005. She also has a certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law from Lewis & Clark, and is a member of the Wyoming Bar.

Marguerite is a lobbyist for the League of Women Voters of Wyoming and has advocated on the local, state and national level in Wyoming for several other groups, including the PTA, US Breastfeeding Committee, American Cancer Society and the Advocates for School Trust Lands. She has a background in education and journalism and currently serves as a trustee for Laramie County School District #1. Marguerite wrote the most recent edition of the Wyoming LWV’s A Look at Wyoming Government, and presents a “Legislature 101” program to various groups.

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