Promoting Participation In Government

Secretary of State Gray announced a proposed a new regulation tied to Wyoming’s Voter Photo ID law. If this regulation goes into place, your residency MUST match your already required photo identification, or you will be asked to provide proof of residency. The proposed regulation has the possibility to disenfranchise thousands of Wyoming college students, and transient workers who do not have matching residencies on…

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Mountain Movement Strategies will be having November trainings in Cody and Evanston.  The trainings are for those wanting to involve themselves more with their local governance boards.  Mountain Movement Strategies describes the trainings as “a 2-day program designed for emerging civic leaders as well as those ready to take their organizing and campaign skills to the next level.”  Please see the link below for more…

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ACTION ALERT from the Wyoming Outdoor Council After nearly two years of work, Park County is on the cusp of adopting a new Land Use Plan. Since the previous version’s adoption in 1998, development pressures in Park County have grown substantially and show no signs of slowing. The new plan aims to guide land use in ways that protect the things that matter to Park…

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Wyoming has a closed primary system – which means that in order to vote in a primary election, you must be registered with a political party. Wyoming Rising knows that this system limits participation in our elections because most Wyoming candidates run as Republicans; people who are independent and those who are registered in other parties have few options in the State’s primary election.  For…

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Open Primaries

Primary Elections in Wyoming are about to be even more closed off to the people.  In 2023, the Wyoming Legislature passed a law that voters in primary elections must declare their party identification BEFORE candidates are even known.  This unfounded worry of crossover voting will lead to a hyper-selective voting process.  Fewer voters in a primary leads to false representation that does not truly reflect…

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