150th anniversary of women's suffrage in Wyoming

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LARAMIE – Celebrating the “year of Wyoming women,” the University of Wyoming, together with Wyoming Public Media and the Wyoming Humanities Council, hosted a symposium Thursday and Friday diving into Women’s Suffrage on the Northern Plains.

Stories abound about how and why Wyoming’s women were afforded suffrage. They are part of the history and pride we will celebrate, and should debate, during the 150th year celebration.

I have had the honor of working with Wyoming high school students who participate in Girls and Boys State, a summer leadership and civics program. The kids run for state office, as well as draft and debate policy bills. The issues they choose are some of the most cutting and crucial topics o…