Defending Civil Rights

This is a Wyoming-based project to help former convicts who have served their time win back the right to vote. Job Title: Voting Rights Restoration Organizer Location and Timeline: We are hiring organizers for this position beginning January 17, 2022 and continuing through April 9, 2022. Organizers must be based in Wyoming. The Outreach Team (https://www.theoutreachteam.net/) is hiring one statewide organizer who will recruit and…

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Wyoming Humanities Council offers some insightful web events. Recently, it featured Baktash Ahadi, who was born in Afghanistan and then moved to the US with his family. He served in the Peace Corps and then served as an interpreter and cultural advisor for the US in Afghanistan. He continues his work by producing, writing, speaking, and teaching about “individual, organizational and cultural change.” His message…

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Wyoming Rising is posting a series of billboards with positive messages in Cody and Powell this year. The first board went up March 1 and promotes the idea that the Wyoming environment and economy are interdependent. Our summer billboard, designed by Stephanie Manuele, carried a message in support of civility and inclusion. Our Third billboard continues that message, reminding Wyomingites what we value in our…

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Wyoming Rising supported the rally organizers with financial donations, advice, and communications. Area residents at a Sunday rally against racism raise their signs at Cody City Park. Tribune photo by Mark Davis This article was published in the Powell Tribune. Tuesday, June 9, 2020 By Mark Davis https://www.powelltribune.com/stories/hundreds-rally-in-cody-gathering-protests-police-brutality-and-racism,25692?   Hundreds of Park County residents, carrying signs and chanting “black lives matter,” streamed into the City…

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