Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Are you prepared for Election Day?

With less than two weeks until Election Day, it’s important to remember that every vote counts! The right to vote is one of the most basic rights we have as Americans. In order to participate in our democracy, all voters need to understand the rules in their state, register on time and show up at the correct polling place. Follow these easy steps to make sure your voice is heard in this election:

Election Day is Tuesday, November 6th

Wyoming polls are open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Download our 2012 Voter Empowerment Card (pdf). Keep it as a reference, take it with you to the polls, and share the information with your friends and family.
• Make sure you are registered to vote. If you are not already registered, Wyoming allows qualified voters to register at the polls on Election Day. However, you must bring an acceptable form of ID to the polls for same day registration. (example: passport or Wyoming driver’s license)
• Locate your polling place. Polls are open on Election Day from 7:00 am - 7:00 pm.
• Consider voting early or absentee. If you plan to vote on Election Day, go early to avoid the rush.
Contact your Wyoming County Clerk’s office with any further questions.

There is no more important right in our democracy than the right to vote. We encourage all Wyoming voters to exercise their fundamental right to participate in the political process, and vote in the upcoming election.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Indian law expert to speak in Wyoming

The ACLU of Wyoming is pleased to welcome Stephen L. Pevar for 3 public lectures focused on Indian Law. Please join us at the following events:

The Right of Indian Tribes to be Self-Governing | More info
Monday, October 22, 11:00 am – noon
University of Wyoming, College of Law, Room 170
1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, Wyoming

Eight Fascinating Supreme Court Decisions
Affecting Indians and Tribes | More info
Monday, October 22, 5:00 - 6:30 pm AND 7:00 – 8:30 pm *
University of Wyoming, Berry Center Auditorium
1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, Wyoming

*The same presentation will be give at 5:00 & 7:00 to avoid conflicting with the final presidential debate.

The Rights of Indians and Tribes
*Approved for CLE by the Wyoming State Bar* | More info
Tuesday, October 23, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Shoshone Rose Casino, 5690 US Highway 287
Lander, Wyoming

Mr. Pevar is a Senior Staff Counsel of the ACLU. He taught Federal Indian Law at the University of Denver School of Law from 1983-1999. He has litigated numerous Indian rights cases and has lectured extensively on the subject. Learn about Mr. Pevar’s most recent book, The Rights of Indians and Tribes, 4th Edition, published by Oxford University Press.

These events are free and open to the public. No RSVP needed. For more information, please email or call 307-637-4565.

We hope to see you there!