Contacting Wyoming Legislators

CONTACTING A LEGISLATOR:

Legislators can be contacted by email using their firstname.lastname@wyoleg.gov. Contact information is also listed at www.wyoleg.gov. This page also provides access to a range of resources germane to the Wyoming Legislature.

Senate Receptionist:    307.777.7711 (messages for Senators)

House Receptionist:     307.777.7852 (messages for Representatives)

Written Mail: 200 W. 24th Street, Cheyenne, WY 82002

Telephone Hotline: 866.996.8683 or 777.8683 (in Cheyenne).  Use to recommend a vote for/against pending legislation or to obtain the status of a bill in process. Available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on days the Legislature is in session. Hearing Impaired: 800.877.9965 (Wyoming Relay Service)

On Line Hotline:   http://legisweb.state.wy.us/postcomments/HotlineDisclaimer.aspx

During the legislative session, you can recommend support for or opposition to a particular piece of legislation by using the Online Hotline. In addition to expressing support for or opposition to an identified bill, you can also leave a short comment regarding the bill. Comments are limited to 140 characters (approximately one or two short sentences).

Comments will not be edited or verified by the Legislative Service Office. The information that you submit is considered a public record. When filling out the Online Hotline form, required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*).

Information submitted will be electronically available to all members of the Legislature.

Citizen Guide to the Wyoming Legislature: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/lsoweb/docs/CitizensGuidebook.pdf

Wyoming Constitutional references:  (Sometimes helpful to reference when contacting legislators)

Article 1, Section 2 of the Wyoming Constitution, Equality of all. In their inherent right to life, liberty and the

pursuit of happiness, all members of the human race are equal. (In communications, one could say, “This legislation does not speak to the spirit of this constitutional protection.”)  

Article 1, Section 3 of the Wyoming Constitution, Equal political rights. Since equality in the enjoyment of natural and civil rights is only made sure through political equality, the laws of this state affecting the political rights and privileges of its citizens shall be without distinction of race, color, sex, or any circumstance or condition whatsoever other than individual incompetency, or unworthiness duly ascertained by a court of competent jurisdiction. (In communications, one could say, “This legislation does not speak to the spirit of this constitutional protection.”)  

Section 37 of the Wyoming Constitution. Constitution of United States supreme law of land. The State of Wyoming is an inseparable part of the federal union, and the constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land. (Certain proposed legislation raises Federal constitutionality issues.)

Additionally, the U.S. Constitution, in Article 4, Section 1, dictates that “Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts  . . . . . of every other State.”  (This ensures that states respect the court orders and laws of other states, even if they do not mirror their own.) 

Janet de Vries

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