Friday, January 11, 2013

Please help us fight for Equality in Wyoming!

Wyoming Equality members and allies,

2013 has arrived, and it’s looking to be a giant year for Equality in Wyoming.

We have been working very hard with our friends in the Legislature to make equality a reality in the upcoming legislative session.

We are looking at three bills so far this year;

1)    Marriage Equality.
2)    Domestic Partnerships
3)    Passing ENDA (Employment Non-Discrimination Act) Legislation

We can’t do this without you!

Make no mistake, passing full blown marriage equality is going to be tough; but we are more optimistic than we have ever been before.  We fully believe  Domestic Partnerships and ENDA can become a reality for Wyoming in this session!

Here’s where you come in.  We need to know about your relationship with your Senator and Representative.  Do you have a personal relationship with them? Would you be willing to call or email them?  Would they sit down and have lunch with you?  Do you have a close friend or relative that has a personal relationship with a Wyoming lawmaker?  These are the kinds of lobbying efforts that will make the difference between equality passing or failing in this session.

We are also excited that we will have help on the national level in this session.  Our friends at NCLR (National Center for Lesbian Rights) and HRC (Human Rights Campaign) have agreed to be an integral part of making equality a reality in Wyoming.

Both organizations are sending experts to help lobby and testify at committee meetings and HRC is willing to help with the costs associated in hiring a full time professional lobbyist to fight on our behalf.  This is wonderful news!!

HRC has challenged Wyoming Equality to help raise funds for these goals.  W.E. needs money to help with the expense of this session.  We are planning a legislative reception, once again, that will allow us to be up close and personal with the very law makers that will be voting on our rights.  Last year the feedback from our reception was overwhelmingly positive and we want to make a huge impression once again.

Can you help us with a $5, $10, $100 donation or more?  Donating is as easy as clicking the link below. 

Become a member, make monthly or quarterly contributions, or scroll down to "one time gift" link to go to Paypal.

We’ve never been more excited about a legislative session! Please consider helping us make equality a reality in 2013!


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