The Wyoming Democratic Party and Wyoming Democratic candidates condemn the attack by vandals on the Albany County Republican Party headquarters. WDP Chairman Joe Barbuto issued the following statement:
“The Wyoming Democratic Party condemns the actions of the person or persons who vandalized the Albany County GOP Office. We believe it is vital to our prosperity as a state that we not let the action of criminals derail our Wyoming tradition of neighborly, civil discourse.”
Albany County Democratic Party officials and Wyoming Democratic Party candidates want to affirm that they are in agreement that this senseless, criminal act be condemned in the strongest terms. This statement comes after news that, last night, vandals attacked the Albany County Republican headquarters in Laramie.
Working men and women are the backbone of our nation. As we reflect on the contributions of the Labor Movement, let us cast an eye forward as well: we must continue to improve the lives of working families. The Wyoming Democratic Party is devoted to fighting for fair, living wages; workplace safety; high quality public education; better healthcare; and continued access to public lands. On this Labor Day, know that we are grateful to Wyoming workers and are committed, as Wyoming Democrats, to standing up for you.
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