Minutes from October’s meeting
Thank to those who came to our membership meeting. It was wonderful to see you.
As promised, here are minutes with the links mentioned in the meeting:
Wyoming Rising MEMBERSHIP MEETING Minutes Oct 31, 2021
Welcomes and Introductions
Report on activities:
• Sept Panel Discussion video now available at https://www.wyomingrising.org/2021/10/18/democracy-2021-the-future-of-the-2-party-system/
• Powell Tribune Review of our September Panel Discussion https://www.powelltribune.com/stories/the-two-party-system-has-failed,35570?
• Meeting with consultant who is building a statewide coalition of progressive organizations in order to strengthen our power.
• Planning online vigil for Medicaid Expansion
Action Alert: the Special Session in Wyoming Legislature
• Wyofile has good coverage: https://wyofile.com/lawmakers-advance-two-kill-third-anti-federal-vax-rule-bills/
• Read the Special Session Bills: https://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2021?specialSessionValue=1
• How similar laws are already affecting Montana hospitals: https://helenair.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/montana-hospitals-face-looming-choice-between-state-law-federal-vaccine-requirements/article_f4e623e9-5359-5c2f-97bd-a5b6493d9a34.html
• Q&A discussion on activities
Book Discussion: Timothy Snyder, “On Tyranny”.
• Overview of book: https://www.wyomingrising.org/2021/10/12/what-were-reading/
• Copies of book are available at the Thistle or online.
• Discussion of lessons:
◦ Lesson #2 Defend Institutions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtS3M_paWhI
◦ Lesson #3 Beware the One Party State: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTtFTo4lJ14
◦ Lesson #4 Take Responsibility for the Face of the World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysCCEuMC6xo
◦ Lesson #15 Give to good causes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6fpu_9S31c
Wrap up. Next membership meeting is November 18.
Remember to follow legislation and contact your representatives.