Who are my Legislators?
Click on the links below to find out which district you live in and who your legislators are.
What can I do?
Follow legislative activity here.
Tips for Communicating with your legislators:
Remember to indicate in the subject line that you live in their district, the particular House Bill or Senate File that you are contacting them about, and whether or not you want the bill to pass or fail. For example,
Subject: “I live in House District 1 Please Vote YES on HB#0”
This tells them that you are a constituent, which means more than an email coming from someone they do not represent. This also makes it easy for them to tally “yes” or “no” votes on that particular bill from their inbox. The same information is pertinent if you choose to call your legislator, instead. Also, there is nothing wrong with emailing all of the legislators; just know it will make a bigger impact on those who represent your district.
Be polite. We will not always like the way our legislators vote on a particular bill, but they might be the final vote needed on the next important bill. Nothing will limit your power to persuade as much as a negative, angry tone.
Be concise. By the end of the session, they will have read hundreds of bills and emails. You might develop the most persuasive essay ever written as to why the legislature should pass or fail a bill, but if it’s more than a few succinct lines, it will not be read. Turn your essay into an opinion piece and send it into the newspaper. Send your legislator the abbreviated summary.
Know that your effort makes a difference! In our sparsely populated stated, a few persuasive contacts from constituents can be enough to move a bill up or down. Also, because the session is so fast, and they are considering so many different kinds of bills, they often don’t have time to fully consider all of the implications that will occur if they pass or fail a bill. What does that mean? It means they really do need to hear from you! If you have a particular interest in issues regarding Labor/Health, Education, Judiciary matters (just as a few examples) chances are, you could know more about the consequences a bill will have than your legislator. Make your voice heard!
Finally, don’t forget to lift our legislators up in prayer. We have a citizen legislature here in Wyoming. They are not professional politicians; they are our neighbors. I believe they all have good intentions, but they truly have a difficult job.