A Word from the Chair

A WORD FROM THE CHAIR, ISSUE 33, VOLUME 1

COVID Thrives on Ignorance COVID-19 is thriving in Kootenai County thanks to our low vaccination rate and the widespread rejection of mandated health protocols. Unfortunately, our community’s refusal to follow scientific guidance is exacting a toll. Anyone following...

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A WORD FROM THE CHAIR, ISSUE 32, VOLUME 1

Organizing For the November Election It is easy to ignore phone calls from unknown numbers because most are unimportant anyway. However, soon you will be receiving an important call or text from a number belonging to one of our new field fellows: Conor Proulx, Sienna...

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A WORD FROM THE CHAIR, ISSUE 31, VOLUME 1

The Idaho Freedom Foundation (IFF) is a Looming Threat Launched in 2009, the IFF identifies itself as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that advocates for conservative ideas and limited government. Yet, it operates as one of the largest and most influential...

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A WORD FROM THE CHAIR, ISSUE 30, VOLUME 1

Supreme Court Defends Citizen Led Initiative Process Great news! The Idaho Supreme Court over-turned Senate Bill 1110. This law, which was enacted and passed in the 2021 legislative session, was a heinous GOP attempt to effectively abolish citizen-led ballot...

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A WORD FROM THE CHAIR, ISSUE 29, VOLUME 1

DIGITAL TRAINING FOR PRECINCT CAPTAINS On Monday five of us attended digital training for Precinct Captains. I know what you’re thinking. Don’t you already know how to be a digital Precinct Captain? Yes, but there are gaps in my knowledge, and continuing education is...

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A WORD FROM THE CHAIR, ISSUE 28, VOLUME 1

Biden’s American Jobs Plan: Splintered but not Broken On Tuesday, August 10, the Senate passed with bi-partisan support a pared down version of President Biden’s American Jobs Plan (AJP). The $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure bill passed overwhelmingly by a vote of...

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A WORD FROM THE CHAIR, ISSUE 27, VOLUME 1

COVID-19 Update Covid 19 is not going away. In fact, case numbers and hospitalizations are going up again. It is hard to understand why the unvaccinated would unnecessarily put themselves at risk of sickness, hospitalization, and potential death rather than accept...

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A WORD FROM THE CHAIR, ISSUE 26, VOLUME 1

County OFGC Update As you know, Kootenai County’s three elected commissioners appointed nine citizens to a special commission and asked them to examine the pros and cons of the optional forms of government that a county can legally adopt. This Optional Forms of...

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A WORD FROM THE CHAIR, ISSUE 25, VOLUME 1

Central Committee On Monday night your Central Committee met in-person for the first time in over a year. Meeting in public serves our principle of transparency, a principle shared by the County Commissioners who let us use a meeting room in the county administration...

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A WORD FROM THE CHAIR, ISSUE 24, VOLUME 1

Celebrating Our Independence On Independence Day a bunch of us marched down Sherman Avenue to show people that Democrats are alive and well in Coeur d’Alene. Overall, we were very well received. Groups of viewers would see us coming down the block and as our banners...

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