Short Wyoming Legislature Underscores Vital Need for Pre-Session Communications
Posted by Bobbie Frank on January 11, 2024
Wyoming legislative sessions are short in comparison to many across the country. The legislature is a citizen’s legislature. Members of the legislature are not full-time elected officials; they are working citizens of the state.
Given the sessions are condensed, the importance of pre-session outreach and communications on Credit Union priorities is even more important. Once the session starts, they hit the ground running and have little to no time for meetings, phone calls, or emails. In a budget session, the legislators will have 10, 12, 15 hour, and longer days, especially in a budget session.
The last several months have been focused on one-on-one meetings with individual legislators and credit union leaders. These meetings allow for a more in-depth discussion on priorities going into the 2024 session. Emphasis on one-on-one meetings with legislators will continue. This will be combined with individual outreach from our credit union leaders, advocacy coordinators, and key contacts. Be on the lookout for additional information regarding touching base with your legislator before the session just as soon as the towing notification legislation is filed.
Photo above: Brandon Smith, Vice President of Strategy, UniWyo FCU (right) meets with Representative Bill Allemand, Natrona County this week to discuss credit union-supported towing notification legislation and moving electronic/digital titling forward.