Fighting for Equality in the First State to Pass Women's Suffrage
State Senator, Wyo.
Nethercott is continuing that tradition as a fifth-generation Wyomingite serving as a Republican in her legislature. In 2018, she championed a bill creating the Wyoming Women’s Suffrage Pathway, a 19-mile stretch of highway commemorating the 19th Amendment. She’s also working on a current issue with particular significance to women. “Like many states,” Nethercott says, “Wyoming is challenged with unacceptably high rates of domestic violence. We want to provide some consistency in the laws for punishments for domestic violence to be comparable with other crimes.”
In the meantime, Nethercott has straightforward advice to women looking to get involved in government: “If you want to run for office, run for office. If you want to speak, speak. Don’t hesitate. Just do it.”