Active Citizenship

Democrat or Republican. Which Party Do You Belong To?

Be Informed. Each Party publishes a “platform” which is a formal statement of the principles and goals the party supports. The expectation is that they bind the party’s candidates to some extent. The platform is an appeal to the general public, for the ultimate purpose of winning public support and votes based on specific topics or issues. They both promise to preserve and protect America,…

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Looking for reliable information on the candidates and issues appearing on your ballot this year? Here are six nonpartisan election resources that can help: Wyoming Secretary of State is responsible for administering all elections in Wyoming. Their website contains a wealth of information about the voting process. sos.wyo.gov/Elections AARP voter guides provide information on the voting process, from registration to Election Day poll hours. They…

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How residents can help shape Park County’s Land Use Plan: Public meetings in Powell, Cody and Meeteetse scheduled for June   Reprinted from the POWELL TRIBUNE – June 9, 2022. By Eric Gill https://www.powelltribune.com/stories/how-residents-can-help-shape-park-countys-land-use-plan,41197?   Park County residents who are concerned about future growth have an opportunity to be heard. The county is updating its Land Use Plan, starting with a trio of upcoming meetings…

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Wyoming Rising To Host A Red/Blue Workshop

What is a Red/Blue Workshop? 5-8 Republican-leaning citizens (“Reds”) and 5-8 Democratic-leaning citizens (“Blues”) gather together for a day of structured conversations. Two moderators, trained by Braver Angels, lead the workshop, ensuring that ground rules are followed and that everyone is treated respectfully. Why? In Abraham Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address in 1861, with the nation on the brink of Civil War, he appealed to the…

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Here are eight tips for having better conversations across our differences. By Mónica Guzmán | April 26, 2022 | Greater Good Magazine To be most useful and alive, our opinions—particularly our political opinions—must be in curious conversation with each other. When we’re divided, politics feels like it’s exclusively about stopping the other side. But at its core, politics is about how we coexist wisely, how…

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Legislation Watch 3/8/22

The FINAL week of the Wyoming Legislative Session is beginning with several troubling bills still under consideration. PLEASE participate in our Democracy by writing and calling your legislators.  Use it or lose it. Our Watchlist: Bills we oppose: Senate File No. 0083 – Prohibiting chemical abortions. March 8 – UPDATE: Passed Senate. Currently in House for vote on Wednesday or Thursday. Outlaws the most commonly…

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