What’s on your mind politically these days?
If you’re like many Americans, the answer is probably the latest Trump tweet, the newest details in the Mueller investigation or what Sarah Sanders said in her most recent press briefing.
That’s not surprising, considering it’s what dominates much of the national political news cycle these days.
But heightened political awareness is spiking a greater interest in state and local politics, too. More people than ever are interested and eager to get involved, but aren’t sure where to start. That’s why the ACLU of Wyoming is co-hosting two upcoming letter-writing sessions in Cheyenne this month.
“Letters and emails sent directly to our public officials can be a very useful advocacy tactic and can be extremely effective in making change in our state,” said Antonio Serrano, organizer for the ACLU of Wyoming. “We want to make sure Wyoming voices are heard.”
These days, prison issues are top of mind for many Wyomingites.
On March 23, people will be writing to Wyoming officials to remind them of their opposition to the proposed immigration prison near Evanston. On March 31, letter-writers will be turning their attention to the women’s prison in Lusk and writing about their concerns with the conditions there.
Would you be interested in doing talking with Antonio Serrano, the ACLU of Wyoming’s organizer, about the ACLU’s latest outreach campaign?
IF YOU GO
WHAT: Opposition to the proposed immigration prison letter-writing session
WHEN: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23
WHERE: Laramie County Library (Willow Room), 2200 Pioneer Ave.
HOSTED BY: Wyoming GSA Network, Wyo Say No, Juntos and the ACLU of Wyoming
WHAT: Conditions at the Wyoming Women’s Prison letter-writing session
WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 31
WHERE: Laramie County Library (Sunflower Room), 2200 Pioneer Ave.
HOSTED BY: Women’s March Committee and the ACLU of Wyoming
About the ACLU of Wyoming
The American Civil Liberties of Wyoming is a non-partisan organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of civil liberties and civil rights. The ACLU believes freedoms of press, speech, assembly, and religion, as well as the rights to due process, equal protection and privacy, are fundamental to a free people. In addition, the ACLU seeks to advance constitutional protections for groups traditionally denied their rights, including people of color, women, and the LGBT communities. The ACLU of Wyoming carries out its work through selective litigation, lobbying at the state and local level, and through public education and awareness of what the Bill of Rights means for people of Wyoming.