Gov. Mark Gordon celebrated women’s suffrage on Friday by honoring the first woman to ever cast a ballot in the United States, the late Louisa Swain.
The year 2019 will go into the Cowboy State’s history books for a great many reasons – many of them not very pretty.
Several of the participants in a march Tuesday to commemorate the anniversary of women’s suffrage in Wyoming said the event helped draw attention to instances of inequality that still need to be addressed.
The Wyoming Symphony Orchestra has commissioned an original work from rising American composer Stephanie Ann Boyd to celebrate the 150th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Wyoming and the 100th anniversary of suffrage in the United States.
This year, three noteworthy events occurred in Wyoming—the celebration of the 150th anniversary of women’s suffrage, the designation of 2019 as the “Year of Wyoming Women,” and the reopening of the newly renovated Wyoming Capitol.
Here is the status of some bills making their way through the Legislature’s general session:
A measure setting aside a day to recognize Wyoming as the first state in the nation to give women the right to vote became the first bill of the Legislature’s 2019 session to be signed into law Wednesday.
Wyoming will celebrate “Wyoming Women’s Suffrage Day” in December under a bill headed to the governor’s desk.