First, I want to acknowledge the positive feedback I have received about our Wednesday columns in the Coeur d’Alene Press. According to your input, these weekly musings offer people a spiritual lift. For those of you who read them, please feel free to reach out to me with your ideas for future topics. I welcome your input. I also invite you to co-author a column if you would like.


Also, we are completing the details for the rental of office space for the campaign season. These new headquarters offer our Field Organizer Joe Morrison a formal place to work and meet with volunteers. This space also provides a location for conducting phone banking operations and organizing door knocking campaigns. In addition, this facility will be the hub of our get out the vote efforts in the fall. I will provide more details about the campaign office once the lease agreement is signed.


Last week’s Idaho Democratic Party Convention was a tremendous success. It brought together a much larger gathering than expected and provided opportunities for respectful deliberation on various hot topics. Among the featured speakers was beloved political scientist and friend Tony Stewart. Stewart spoke to the attendees about our county’s human rights record and his herculean efforts to improve it. I am happy to report that he was extraordinarily well received.


Among the policy decisions made at the convention was the decision by the delegates to revive the Queer caucus. Reestablishing this caucus is a direct response to the growing conservative anti-LGBTQ+ movement in Idaho. The Queer Caucus gives the LGBTQIA2S+ community a political voice and a way to advocate for policies that support their needs and objectives.


Speaking of the queer community, I am thrilled about the possibility that we may host a drag performance this summer. One of our Precinct Captains, Sarah Andrews, is a drag performer. She also knows other drag performers and has offered to produce the event. Holding a drag event in Coeur d’Alene would be exciting for multiple reasons. In addition to being fun, it would send a message of support to our LGBTQIA2+ community and supporters. Plus holding such an event would be a fantastic way to raise needed funds for our fall campaign. I will have more to share about this proposed event in the coming weeks.


And finally, as a reminder, the July 4th Parade in Coeur d’Alene is next Thursday. I invite you to join your fellow Dems as we march down Sherman Avenue. Typically, the Democrats assemble in the vicinity of Sherman Avenue and 15th street. If you plan to take part, wear Democrat colors and arrive no later than 10 AM. For up to the minute details, keep an eye on our social media pages.

Have a super week.

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