The Wyoming Democratic Party is thrilled to have exceptional candidates running for office. This has already been a red-letter year for Democrats across the nation, and it appears that will be the case in Wyoming, as well. To the Wyoming Democrats who stepped up and filed to run, I express my thanks and appreciation.
Voters are ready to elect leaders who will fight for working families, defend public lands, diversify our economy, work to ensure everyone has access to quality healthcare, and make supporting education a priority. The days of putting ideology over people are coming to an end.
That’s what Wyoming Democratic candidates offer in this election—that’s what Wyoming needs. Our candidates will do what it takes to secure a prosperous future for the people of Wyoming. Wyoming Dems are serious about restoring a legacy of opportunity and optimism for our children and grandchildren.
Today, we honor the life, work, and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and all those who have dedicated themselves to ensuring this country lives up to our highest ideal: every person is created equal and has a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
As we reflect on these legacies, we must recognize that there is still much more work to be done. Our brothers and sisters in the LGBTQ community continue to face discrimination in their communities, places of work, and government. Pay equity is still not a reality for women and people of color in this state and nation. And, as many of us go about our daily lives, federal policies are tearing apart immigrant families.
Let us honor the legacy of Dr. King by re-dedicating ourselves to standing up against racism, discrimination and all acts or words that degrade the dignity of any human being.
-Joe Barbuto, WDP Chair