I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “every vote counts.” The obvious thought behind this is that without individual votes mounting up in a particular direction, the will of the people will not be accurately represented. This applies to election of candidates in primaries and general elections, state-wide ballot initiatives, local district measures, etc. However, I’m here to tell you that sometimes your vote to advance family values may not count.
Let’s talk about electing candidates for office. When you have deeply held pro-life and pro-family values, you seek to elect candidates that hold similar beliefs. However, all is not always what it seems.
In any election, candidates typically run under a particular party’s banner and you assume that they adhere to that party’s platform. Thus, you believe you are in effect voting for the party’s platform. However, there is sometimes a disconnect between a candidate carrying the party banner, versus how closely they adhere to the platform.
I’m happy to say that most legislators in Wyoming do represent their party’s platform, but not all do. If you don’t know this and vote for them, this is sometimes when your votes may not count to advance family values.
The Wyoming Primary election is as important as the General election because many of our counties lean heavily toward one party. Knowing the difference between two candidates in the same party can be more challenging, but that’s where Family Policy Alliance of Wyoming® comes in.
We have corresponded with most of the candidates in the Wyoming Primary Election and have produced a grading system to help you. We asked new candidates questions on Life, Religious Liberty, and Family Values and for incumbent candidates we looked at their voting record. We pass this information on by way of a grade from A+ to F. We are providing this to you to help in determining the best candidate in your legislative race.
Please visit the Family Policy Alliance of Wyoming election page and look at the candidates in your State Senate and State Representative races.
If you need to know where to vote, visit the Secretary of State’s website to find your polling place.
There are races in this primary election that will determine the direction of our state and our nation for many years to come. My prayer is that on the other side of this election we will have moved more towards a Wyoming where life is cherished, religious freedom flourishes, God is honored, and families thrive!
Vote by August 18th!