One would think that with the 2010 Budget Session coming to an end in Cheyenne that lawmakers would return home, kick back and relax. Not so with Wyoming's "short rep," Representative Rosie Berger. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has the story.
Rosie Berger will drive back to Big Horn where she will open a very special embossed invitation, be home for a few hours, and then hop on a plane headed for the Nation's Capitol.
Did she just say President and Mrs. Obama? Indeed, and it should prove to be an interesting trip for a woman who represented Wyoming at the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis during the last election campaign.
Berger is one of thirty women, and the only woman from the Equality State, invited to attend. She tells us why she was selected for this honor.
Ironically, even though Wyoming is the first state to give women the right to vote and we had the first woman to serve as governor, involvement by women in public life today is quite low, not because there are not opportunities for them, but because they are not taking those opportunities. Rosie started four years ago a program called "Leap Into Leadership" to train women in how to get involved either locally or statewide.
The Women in History reception takes place at The White House Monday afternoon, March 8th. We hope to get a report from Rosie on Tuesday of what she experiences there.