- #IdahoSpeaks Townhall on Citizen Ballot Initiatives
Reclaim Idaho presents the #IdahoSpeaks community discussion series. Idaho legislators and lobbyists are planning to reintroduce legislation restricting our right to ballot initiatives. Former Idaho Supreme Court Justice Jim Jones will preside as guest speaker to discuss the future of Idaho's initiative process. The event is free. Doors open at 6:30pm.
- The River and the Wall - Film & Discussion
Dr. Jill Gill, Professor of History at Boise State, will show and then lead a discussion about a film examining the division, ignorance, and false reporting surrounding the proposed border wall. Admission is $12.00 general and $10.00 for students and seniors.
- District 21 Democrats - June Meeting
Are you a Democrat or interested in getting a non-Republican elected in District 21 (South of the Freeway between Cole and Meridian Roads, south to Columbia Road) ? Other districts including District 18 folks are welcome too. Come find out how to organize, how to run, how to assist. Want to just help in your neighborhood? Looking for Precincts captains too. Find more information on the district at: https://www.adademocrats.org/ada-county-districts/idaho-district-21/ We had lots of people at the coffee shop at the first meeting in May so moving to a bigger place at the Lake Hazel Library.
- National Institute for Civil Discourse & Common Sense American Event
Tired of the partisan bickering in D.C.? The new Executive Director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD) and native Idahoan, Keith Allred, will be joined by former GOP Governor Butch Otter and former Democratic Congressman Walt Minnick to discuss CommonSense American, a program of the NICD. CommonSense American was successfully piloted here in Idaho, where it was known as The Common Interest. Join us to learn how you can help. All are invited and registration is FREE! Register here: https://www.commonsenseamerican.org/nicd-events/?utm_source=BSU+EVENT+on+MAY+17th&utm_campaign=CommonSense+American&utm_medium=email
- Ada County Democrats - District 21 Monthly Meeting
Please join the Ada County Democrats for their monthly meeting for District 21. One main topic of the meeting will be getting behind more Democrats from Southwest Ada County to run for office in 2020!
- Reclaim Idaho: Statewide Leadership Huddle
Reclaim Idaho, the organization that helped us secure Medicaid expansion and fought tirelessly to keep our citizen rights with the ballot, is hosting a virtual huddle, either online or by phone, to discuss a progressive agenda for 2020. PLEASE RSVP HERE: https://www.mobilize.us/reclaimidaho/event/91066/
- Activism Alert! - Hearing for Restricting Citizen's Petitions
The State Affairs Committee of the Idaho Senate is holding a hearing Monday morning about a proposed bill to limit the power of Idahoans to collect signatures to put initiatives on the ballot. Initiatieves like the Medicaid Expansion bill that was passed by the voters and the Horse Racing Machines bill that was denied by the voters. Attend the hearing - speak out. Best quick overview of issue is Jim Jones Idaho Press opinion piece https://www.idahopress.com/opinion/guest_opinions/opinion-column-is-it-time-to-drive-a-stake-through/article_51d335e7-52b7-5fd5-a0e5-270d16dfee9a.amp.html?fbclid=IwAR1redaLAkyKTzysMkkdDF1TDzcy41-BivdNSG2g6qcJXWm_QO9zgpzqcFU
- Meet & Greet over Coffee etc
Let's have a meet and greet at the Village Coffee Saturday afternoon. We will also talk about what we want to do as a group. Our Location: "Located in the heart of The Village in Meridian, Village Coffee is a locally owned, family business serving up premium coffee drinks-Hot-Iced-Frozen, 100% Crushed Fruit Smoothies,Frozen Lemonade, Italian Sodas, and Teas. Our Fresh Bakery items include Bagels with Cream Cheese, Muffins, Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate Chips, Banana Nut Bread, cookies for the younger hearts, and by special orders delicious Homemade Cinnamon Rolls. From our products to our service, we promise our loyal customers an uncompromising gourmet coffee experience."
- Canvas District 21
I'll be helping the Democratic party canvas undecideds in District 21 (Very rough estimates are 5 Mile to Meridian Rd, South of the Freeway to Amity) We'll have a short get together at 10AM (at Five Mile and Overland) to get our street assignments and partner up. Let me know if you are interested and I'll put more information out.