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A WORD FROM THE CHAIR, VOLUME 2, ISSUE 35

Summer is ending, and it is all-hands-on deck time!I am asking every Democrat reading this message to attend our September events and commit a couple of hours each week in support of our field organizing efforts. Connect with the Kootenai Democrats It is time to buy...

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A WORD FROM THE CHAIR, VOLUME 2, ISSUE 34

Organizing for Change Labor Day is behind us, kids are back in school, and the weather is revealing hints of a change in seasons. So, it is time to shift gears from summer fun to an all-hands-on-deck effort to get out the vote for Kootenai Democrats. We have less than...

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A WORD FROM THE CHAIR, VOLUME 2, ISSUE 33

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Idaho’s suicide rate is among the highest in the nation, and Kootenai County’s is among the highest in our state. That is why I am urging you to attend the Suicide Prevention Awareness Network’s (SPAN) Break the...

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A WORD FROM THE CHAIR, VOLUME 2, ISSUE 32

It is Time for Some Arm Twisting As you know, our Field Organizer Donovan Clymer has been persistently calling Dems to recruit volunteers to phone bank, text bank, and canvass. Unfortunately, the typical response to his solicitations has been supportive but...

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A WORD FROM THE CHAIR, VOLUME 2, ISSUE 31

A message to all Democrats Please sign up today to phone bank, text, write post cards or door knock. There are just ten short weeks remaining before the General Election. So, if you can give just 2 hours of your time during each of those ten weeks, it could make a...

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A WORD FROM THE CHAIR, VOLUME 2, ISSUE 30

We Stand Against Hate First, I would like to acknowledge Jennifer Drake, the owner of The Crown and Thistle Pub, for standing up to hate. Drake’s business as well as two others were criticized by an anonymous crank who submitted a recent letter to CDA Press. This...

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A WORD FROM THE CHAIR, VOLUME 2, ISSUE 29

DOJ Challenges Idaho Abortion Law Tuesday, August 2, 2022, US Attorney General Merrick Garland announced a lawsuit against the State of Idaho. The suit alleges that its trigger law, outlawing abortion in all but the deadliest emergencies, violates the Emergency...

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A WORD FROM THE CHAIR, VOLUME 2, ISSUE 28

Last week, I teed up the fact that an Idaho Democrat was preparing to announce plans to take on Raúl Labrador in the race for State Attorney General. On Tuesday, July 26, Boise attorney Tom Arkoosh made these plans public. As you might suspect there is a world of...

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A WORD FROM THE CHAIR, VOLUME 2, ISSUE 27

This past January, I asked myself a question. In the middle of the dark winter with snow all around, and with the November General Election 11 months away, my mind wandered freely into the territory of New Year’s Resolutions. But instead of resolving to improve...

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A WORD FROM THE CHAIR, VOLUME 2, ISSUE 26

As Democrats living in a red state, the stream of election defeats and policy setbacks can be downright demoralizing. It can also deplete the sense of national unity we should feel at celebrations like Independence Day. Yet despite the current lack of progress, there...

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