Secular Coalition for Wyoming Monthly Conference Call

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 14:00 - 14:30
Call In Details: 
530-881-1400 code: 978895

Secular Coalition for America - Wyoming Chapter Conference Call
Call in number: 530-881-1400 Participant Code: 978895
Wendesday, October 17th at Noon MT

 

Welcome Message

  • Who is here and who is not here that needs to be?
  • Agenda available at Wyoming chapter page at secular.org
  • Explanation of conference call style and recording
    • No one is required to speak up, but there will be opportunities to do so.
  • Thank you for joining us for the Secular Coalition for Wyoming monthly conference call!
  • The Secular Coalition for America is the only 501(c)(4) lobbying organization representing secular and nontheistic Americans.
  • Based in Washington DC, we are working to make sure that you are heard on Capitol Hill, on the federal level, yet some of the most egregious violations of separation of church and state are being promoted and passed at a state level.
  • The Secular Coalition for America is forming state chapters across the country to bring together secular and nontheistic Americans in each state to lobby on secular issues.

 

State Government 
  • Capital city is Cheyenne
  • Governor Matt Mead
    • Republican, first elected in 2010
  • Wyoming State Legislature
    • In 2012, the State Senate was in session from February 13 through March 9
    • Wyoming State Senate
      • 30 senators serving 4 year terms
      • 15 seats up for election in November
      • Controlled by the Republican Party with a 26-4 marjoity
    • Wyoming House of Representatives
      • 30 members serving 2 year terms
      • All 60 seats up for election in November
      • Controlled by the Republican Party with a 50-10 marjoity
  • U.S. Senate
    • The election will fill the Class 1 Senate seat, which is currently held by John Barrasso (R). First appointed to the U.S. Senate in 2007, Barrasso is running for re-election in 2012.
    • Political reports predict Barrasso will keep his seat against challenger Time Chesut (D)
  • U.S. House of Representatives
    • Wyoming's 1 seat in the U.S. house are up for election in November
    • Currently held by the Cynthia Lummis (R), running for re-election

 

Issues/Events
  • Constitutional Amendment A
    • Gets around the HHS Contraception Mandate
    • Ballot Text: "The adoption of this amendment will provide that the right to make health care decisions is reserved to the citizens of the state of Wyoming. It permits any person to pay and any health care provider to receive direct payment for services. The amendment permits the legislature to place reasonable and necessary restrictions on health care consistent with the purposes of the Wyoming Constitution and provides that this state shall act to preserve these rights from undue governmental infringement."
  • National issues sweeping the states
    • Reframing discrimination as “religious freedom” or “religious liberty” 
    • Similar authorization of discrimination, this time by medical professionals with “Rights of Conscience” bills
  • Any other issues we should know?


Chapter Model Overview

Wrap Up

 

Next Conference Call Date and Time
  • November 21st at Noon MT
  • Same call in number and code

 

Contact Information Thank You!
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