Promoting Participation In Government

This is a shared article. Joyce Vance May 30, 2023 https://joycevance.substack.com In April, two political science scholars, professors David Broockman at UC Berkeley and Joshua Kalla at Yale, put up a working paper online for comment. It’s entitled, “Consuming cross-cutting media causes learning and moderates attitudes: A field experiment with Fox News viewers.” The study caught my attention because I teach a seminar in democratic…

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Our membership continues to grow and we have gained statewide recognition for our advocacy. Our goal is to have an impact on public policy, to inform our neighbors and preserve our community’s integrity. The Wyoming Rising leadership team welcomes your involvement. You may choose to pay membership dues, make a cash or in-kind donation, serve on an organizing committee, attend Wyoming Rising meetings and events,…

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An essay by John Pavlovitz February 9, 2023 ”Take heart, dear friend. It is not that good people are gone, it is just that too many of them have gone silent. They, like you have watched this tragic chapter unfolding and increasingly feel they are powerless to do anything. Like you, they feel alone and hopeless and outnumbered, a product of sustained urgency and incessant…

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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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