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We work hard to get our efforts noticed by the media and are so proud when this goal comes to fruition. A well informed community is an empowered one as well, so take a look at some of the latest coverage we’ve received below and help spread the word about the 
Wyoming Women's Action Network.


May 31, 2020

“What this means is that the labor force participation of mothers, in particular, is likely to suffer,” Simon wrote. “And that’s coming at a time when Wyoming’s economy really needs the contributions of women as well as men.”

June 3, 2019

Back in March, there was a debate about child care on the floor of the Wyoming House — The People’s House, as they like to call it.

May 6, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has provided a visceral reminder of the work that household management requires. It also reminds us that our communities do not thrive — or even survive — when individual households suffer.

JH News&Guide | April 15, 2020

Right now we are caught in a false dichotomy that says that your work life and your economic productivity should supersede your family, your caregiving and your health. This is because we’ve set our economy and our policy to reinforce specific ideas predicated on a particular set of conditions.

JH News&Guide | March 18, 2020

Women are the primary unpaid caregivers globally, nationally, and in Wyoming. Nearly two-thirds of all unpaid caregiving, especially for aging family members and children, is done by women. And women represent the vast majority of frontline healthcare workers.

JH News&Guide | March 4, 2020

The 65th Wyoming Legislature is winding down its budget session — a shorter session with a two-thirds majority threshold for the introduction of bills. And, though it is too soon to offer a post-mortem, there is plenty of information about the fate of certain bills that would benefit women.

Casper Star Tribune | February 15, 2020

Does a plan exist that can do those things? “I don’t think it does,” said Jen Simon, the founder of the Wyoming Women’s Action Network. “I think you’d have to make it out of whole cloth. Any time you’re starting something brand, brand new, it’s more labor intensive, more expensive, more experimental. Why reinvent the wheel?”


JH News&Guide | February 5, 2020

In case you’re thinking that equal representation isn’t essential to equitable policy, let me take a moment to disabuse you of that notion. Legislatures with more women consistently advance more policy decisions that benefit women, families and communities. Which, in turn, are good for local businesses and economies.

JH News&Guide | January 8, 2020

Higher wages and greater economic security creates benefits for employers and employees alike — and serves as a reminder that economic security for women is a win for businesses and for Wyoming communities.

Casper Star Tribune Column | December 8, 2019

“Elected women don’t just shed light on certain issues that might otherwise be ignored; they also contribute perspectives to legislative debates that otherwise might not be heard.” -Kelly Dittmar, CAWP

JH N&G Column | December 4, 2019

Equity State will examine how women drive the economy, access services and participate in leadership — as well as the places where women are left out or overlooked.

Wyoming Tribune Eagle | November 10, 2019

Tom Coulter of the WTE writes that recent statistics reveal a complicated legacy for women in the Equality State. Wyoming consistently shows up as one of the states with the largest gender pay disparities.

Op-Ed | October 23, 2019

Much of the information that we collect on healthcare, safety, transportation, housing — the list goes on — and does not get separated out according to sex. That means we don’t know whether or how things affect men and women differently.

Casper Star Tribune | October 14, 2019

Nick Reynolds of the Casper Star Tribune highlights Wyoming's grade of "D" for women's representation. WWAN founder Jen Simon weighs in.

JH News & Guide | September 30, 2019

The Wyoming County Commissioners Association named WWAN co-founder and Teton County BCC Chair Natalia Macker Commissioner of the Year.

JH News & Guide | August 28, 2019

WWAN hosted Wyoming's first-ever Toast to Tenacity in recognition of the 99th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment.


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