National Voter Registration Day

This recently established "Civic Holiday" is the first of four intended "to address specific actions and opportunities to help more Americans cast a ballot."  This day was first celebrated in 2012, and the three others in 2020:   Voter Registration Day

Native American Heritage Day

This civic holiday is celebrated on the day after Thanksgiving.  It was introduced by Representative by Joe Baca (D-CA) and signed into law by President George Bush in 2008.

Vote Early Day

Vote Early Day was founded by MTV as a new civic holiday.  The plan was to help every voter know how, where, and when they can vote early.   It was launched at the start of the covid-19 years and voting

Election Heroes Day

This is the third of the 2020 additions to the election cycle, sponsored and supported by the Civic Responsibility Group.  To quote the landing page of their website:  we will recognize the immense importance and work of election administration teams,

General Election Day

Since Washington's reelection in 1792, presidential elections are held in even years.  It wasn't until after the US Civil War that legislative elections were (mostly) held in even years as well.  Cost and turnout are the main reasons for aligning

Red Shawl Day: Remembering Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women

Red Shawl Day is an annual national effort to bring attention to the acts of violence committed against Indigenous people, particularly women and children.  America‘s national parks are part of and surrounded by many Indigenous communities.  Being aware and spreading awareness of this issue

Anniversary of the 13th Amendment Abolishing Slavery

Ratified on December 6, 1865, this Amendment was the first of three called the "Civil War Amendments."  A tug-of-war between Congress and the Supreme Court ensued where SCOTUS claimed that Congress exceeded its powers with the enforcement section and that

Capitol Outlook

Each Friday evening during the 2023 Wyoming Legislative Season, has scheduled a half-hour conversation.