Sixteen Wyoming legislators have weighed in on a pending U.S. Supreme Court case, arguing that states should be allowed to refuse same-sex couples the right to get married.
This comes after a federal judge in Wyoming overturned our state’s legal prohibition on same-sex marriage last year.
It seems pretty clear that these Wyoming lawmakers aren’t responsible enough to think of their constituents before their own self-interests. We ask that you write to these 16 lawmakers and tell them to withdraw their ‘friend of the court’ brief they submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court and do what is right for Wyoming. Make it known that we truly are the “Equality State”!
Wyoming needs to increase it’s minimum wage. It would help it’s people and build a stronger economy in our state.
Sign up and Share this page to as many people as you can to show that Wyomingites are willing to pay people a livable wage!
Over two thirds of Wyomingites who are working on minimum wage are closer to their 40’s than their teens, netting them around $16,000 a year. For a family of 3 that is about $4,000 below the poverty line and we want to change that.
If Wyoming increased it’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour the effects would be less than you’d think. A Big Mac from Mcdonalds for example, to keep the same profits, would increase in price at around 15 cents. DVDs at WalMart would go up by a single penny.
“How much does jailing people for cannabis use cost Wyoming each year? $1.3 million.”
Currently, possession of up to a half-ounce of cannabis is Wyoming can result in up to a year in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. We want to see that changed.
This is the first step on a long road to bring Wyoming into the 21st century. Sign the petition today and stay up to date as we progress towards a better Wyoming.
Decriminalizing Cannabis is the right thing to do. Sign the petition to show your support to bring Wyoming into the present.
Wyoming holds the lowest minimum wage in the country, tied with Georgia and after the most recent legislative session that doesn’t seem like it will change anytime soon.
When we confront policy makers with the struggles that real people face just to make ends meet, they can no longer hide behind the same old tired excuses.
Minimum wage workers are older than you think. Minimum wage workers are not just teenagers. Nearly 90% of minimum wage workers are 20 years or older. The average minimum wage worker is 35 years old.
That’s why we need you to share your story and send this link to anyone you know who is living sparse paycheck to paycheck.
With your story, we can make sure that your life experience – rather than wealthy corporations’ – is at the center of the economic debate in Wyoming.