Thanks to You, more folks will enjoy a HAPPY Thanksgiving.

A huge KCDCC thank you to Cathy and Laurie Krause for organizing our Fall Food Drive. Cathy reports that because of Democratic generosity, “the CDA and Post Falls food banks received 1738 pounds of food along with thirty-five pounds of dog food, thirty-six rolls of toilet paper, and $1825.00 in cash donations. These contributions will go toward helping our friends and neighbors and it is all because of the generosity of people like YOU!”

United Against Hate

Human rights are central to a functioning multi-cultural democracy. That is why support for human rights is a critical element of the Democratic Party platform. Unfortunately, threats to human rights are on the rise.

One example of opposition to human rights is the recent rise of voter suppression and intimidation. Groups who oppose free and fair elections are now using fear and misinformation to mobilize their supporters. The objective is to sow doubt and foment disruptive acts against an otherwise reliable and well-regulated vote tabulating process. This behavior is undemocratic and unfair to all concerned, especially marginalized citizens. Furthermore, it is unhealthy to democracy and downright un-American.

Unfortunately, Kootenai County has its own unfortunate history of human rights abuse.

Fortunately, there are organizations who recognize this threat and are willing to act. Tomorrow November 17th, the United States Department of Justice hosts a UNITED AGAINST HATE forum at the Coeur d’Alene Resort & Casino in Worley.

This strictly non-partisan event is free and open to the public, but you must Reserve Tickets.

The event is co-sponsored by the DOJ, FBI, Coeur d’Alene Tribe, and the Kootenai County Human Rights Task Force.

It is good to see such a vigorous and multi-institutional response.

I will be there, and I know several local Democrats who plan to attend as well. I hope to see you there too.

Marano Memorial

And on Friday, we bid farewell to our dear friend Gene Marano, Paula’s husband. Gene’s funeral will take place the St. Pius X Catholic Church in Coeur d’Alene at 10 AM.

In Gratitude

Looking ahead to the end of 2022 and beyond. I want to thank you all for your extraordinary participation. Whether you gave money, time, or expertise, your contribution made possible a strong showing this year. We increased the number of volunteers, the number of voters reached by phone text or in-person, the number of new registrants, and the overall level of enthusiasm.

Most importantly, we turned out nearly every available Democratic vote for our candidates and offered Kootenai County voters a choice.

Building On Our Momentum

And finally, I ask that you resolve to keep the momentum going. A first step is to fill vacant precincts with Democratic leaders, who can help us recruit more like-minded voters to our side. These individuals play a key role in building the momentum needed to protect and preserve Kootenai County for all who live here.

Happy Thanksgiving.

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