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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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Wyoming Rising would like to keep our subscribers up to date on the following issues for our state! Wyoming Corporations Committee to meet on 8/24 and 8/25 The Wyoming Corporations committee will meet this week and take up bills that will affect our Wyoming democracy. 24LSO-0093 Political expenditures would call for the US congress to pass an amendment to the Constitution requiring the identification of…

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Our next membership meeting is August 13th, at 2:00 p.m. Our good friends from Hot Springs and Fremont Counties will join us to talk about the Small Town Summit they attended this summer. Organizers from rural areas in 25 states met in Missoula with  Small Town Summit.org to participate workshops on shifting power, changing narratives, and strengthening capacity for our hometowns. The Summit provided a…

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We invite all members and volunteers, to walk as a team in the Park County Fair parade. It is about a 6 block walk. We will hand out American flags and cards stating the Wyoming Rising mission to the parade watchers. We highly encourage you to make positive signs and messages related to our 5 core missions of civil liberties, quality public education, affordable health…

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