Efforts to increase women in Wyoming’s Legislature topic of tonight's forum in Cheyenne

(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 to register. 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. #shortgo #news