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Quick Action Needed Before Feb 16

Dear member, You have an opportunity to express your support for good government and transparency in the Wyoming State Legislature. Please contact your Senator to let them know you support HB 276 – Recording legislative and other meetings. Currently, it can be difficult for citizens to track activities during the interim between legislative sessions, when meetings occur across the state and happen during business hours….

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Are Enzi, Barrasso, and Cheney listening?

Get ready for congressional recess — expected to run from this coming Saturday from Feb 18 to Feb 26. During recess, members of congress return from Washington and (if they’re doing their jobs correctly) spend their time hearing from constituents. Here are some resources to help you be effective: 1. Town Hall Tips (https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resources-2/2017/2/11/town-hall-tips-fact-sheet?link_id=4&can_id=8f9891ddae34cf619c28ce36c23ca57f&source=email-reclaim-recess-with-indivisible-7&email_referrer=reclaim-recess-with-indivisible-7&email_subject=reclaim-recess-with-indivisible) 2. Missing Members of Congress Action Plan (a guide for what…

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Our Official Name!

The votes are in and the majority have chosen Wyoming Rising. In second place was another great choice for our group name:  Awake Wyoming.  It was a tough decision, name suggestions came from members and were tallied by the Steering Committee. We submitted the top two vote getters to the entire membership via email and Facebook. 50 votes were cast – 32 for Wyoming Rising and 18 for…

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Committee Membership

Wyoming Rising–Northwest is a non-partisan group of citizens engaged in civic dialog and action. We have formed a number of committees in an effort to focus our efforts. If you want to join a committee, contact the chair or leave a comment below. Committees and chairs are: Steering- Harriet Bloom-Wilson and Renée Tafoya Healthcare – Linda Waggoner and Cathy Blanchard Education – Karel Pasek Civil Liberties – Mary Ellen Ibarra-Robinson…

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Wyoming Alert

February 8, 2017 OUR VOICE FOR KIDS AND TEACHERS NEEDS TO BE HEARD IN CHEYENNE TODAY! SENATE VOTES TO CUT $91+ MILLION FOR 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR! During second reading of the Senate Budget Bill (SF 1), the Senate adopted an amendment that would cut $91+ million from the 2017-2018 school year. This type of blanket cut is without rational basis, therefore doesn’t meet the Constitutional…

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Petition delivered to Senator Enzi

Nineteen citizens gathered at Senator Enzi’s office in Cody on Monday, February 6, to deliver a petition asking the Senator to oppose the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. Members of our organization did a beautiful job, drafting the petition during our organizational meeting on Saturday and gathering 95 signatures by Monday. The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Betsy DeVos as Education secretary by the…

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