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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.
DEMANDS FOR FOOD, CHILDCARE ASSISTANCE GROWING IN WYOMING
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.”
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?”
MEDICAID EXPANSION IS RIGHT FOR WYOMING, WOMEN
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.