Defending Civil Rights

Are Corporations People? Do you think your elected representatives listen to you? Or do they listen more to the lobbyists and big money donors who fund their campaigns? Join former U.S. Senator Al Simpson, Jeff Clements (President of American Promise) and Ken Chestek (chair of Wyoming Promise), for a discussion panel about our goal to get dark money out of our elections. Free admission, soup…

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Thank you to all that called and emailed our Wyoming representatives. This industry-sponsored bill would have taken away people’s right to free speech by making anyone opposing controversial developments vulnerable to felony charges, and organizations supporting the protests – even without money, only free speech – vulnerable to $1 million fines. The bill was intended to provide industry a legal way to label groups whose…

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This upcoming Sunday and Monday (Feb 11 & 12) is the beginning of the Wyoming Legislative Budget Session and we need all of you to come and start the conversations with legislatures about the proposed  immigration prison in Uinta County! Our info sheet is attached. We’ll have this for you at the caucuses and the legislature, and please feel free to use this information when…

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We came together, over 300 strong, to make our voices heard again in Cody, Wyoming! Thank you to all the volunteers for overseeing the many aspects of pulling together today’s Women and Allies March, to the outstanding lineup of speakers who roused and inspired us, to the table people who gave us much to think about and act upon, to the coffee and refreshment providers,…

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Video: In Search of Civility.

In Search of Civility A public forum on September 24, 2017 at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West drew a capacity crowd. Participants were retired Senator Al Simpson, former Wyoming Governor Mike Sullivan, former Cody Mayor Nancy Tia Brown, Cody School Board Chair Dossie Overfield, and moderator the Hon. Steve Cranfill. Watch this video to view the event in its entirety. Forum sponsored by…

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WRN Editorial: DACA in Wyoming

September 14, 2017 The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in Wyoming The recent announcement shifting the future of the DACA program to Congress threatens Wyoming with the loss of more young people— talented youth our state and municipalities have invested heavily in—and this at a time when the just published Wyoming ENDOW* report tells us that the state is rapidly losing workers in the prime…

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