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LEGISLATIVE WINS

These are bills that we were able to pass or kill - thanks to your help!

 

Wyoming Women's Suffrage Day

Signed by Governor Gordon on 2/13/19!

Officially recognizes 

December 10, 2019 as Wyoming Women's Suffrage Day.


Read more about the bill signing event here

LEGISLATIVE CHALLENGES

This section includes bills that we opposed that passed and negatively impact women and families or that
we supported that failed and would have benefitted women, families, and Wyoming's communities.

 
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Reporting of abortions

We oppose this bill.

  • This bill creates unnecessary reporting requirements that stand to violate the privacy of patients.

  • This bill imposes sweeping new parameters on women's healthcare equating hysterectomies with abortions.

Bill status: Passed the Senate on third reading. 

House voted to concur on 2/26/19.

Adopted amendments here and here and here.

INTERIM COMMITTEE TOPICS

Did you know that the Legislature determines priority topics to address in the interim between legislative sessions? Members bring suggestions to their Committees, Committees prioritize those suggestions and take them to Management Council, and Management Council sets out a slate of topics. Here are some of the topics we're tracking.

AGING SERVICES & PROGRAMS: CARING FOR CAREGIVERS AND WYOMING'S SENIORS

Women are more likely to be caregivers for the aging - both paid and unpaid - as well as statistically likely to outlive men. Issues facing our seniors have a direct impact on women's & their economic security.

WORKFORCE SERVICES: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & SECURITY

Gender wage gap, access to capital, support for economic diversification and development, wage increases: our focus is ensuring that government, private industry, and women work together.

CHILDCARE, PREGNANCY, AND WOMEN'S HEALTH

These topics came up individually, but we think that they are indivisible. Childcare, pregnancy, and women's healthcare are essential elements for workforce development and of economic development.