(Cheyenne, Wyo.) - As part of the Leap into Leadership Conference, a forum will be held this evening to focus on efforts to increase the number of women in the Wyoming's Legislature. “According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, Wyoming currently ranks 50th in percentage of women in its Legislature,” the forum’s organizers say. The forum will bring several key players together to discuss issues and identify what can be done to increase the number of women in the Wyoming Legislature. The forum, free and open to the public, will begin at 4:45 p.m., at Little America's Conference Center. However, registration is required to attend, email Diana Denison
Panelists are Joan Barron, former Casper Star-Tribune journalist; Bernadine
Craft, state senator (D) from Rock Springs; Marguerite Herman, Wyoming
League of Women Voters lobbyist; James King, UW political science professor
and author of the book “The Equality State: Government and Politics in
Wyoming”; and Ruth Ann Petroff, state representative (R) from Jackson.