Meet and Greet with Paulette Jordan, U.S. Senate Candidate, Wednesday, September 23, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Bistro 45

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Democratic Highway Clean up, Sunday, September 27, 4:30 pm, Elk Creek Church

 
Those willing to help should meet in the south parking area of Elk Creek Church on Highway 55 at 4:30 pm. Safety vests and trash bags will be provided. Participants should bring gloves and wear sturdy shoes.  Social distancing will be practiced and masks are recommended.  
Valley County Democrats clean up both sides of a 2 mile stretch of Highway 55 twice a year. For more  information call Jim Arp at 208-315-5082

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STATEMENT BY VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN ON THE PASSING OF SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG

Tonight our nation mourns an American hero, a giant of legal doctrine, and a relentless voice in the pursuit of that highest American ideal: Equal Justice Under Law.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg stood for all of us. She fought for all of us. As a young attorney, she persisted through every challenge that an unequal system placed in her way to change the laws of our land and lead the legal charge to advance equal rights for women. It was my honor to preside over her confirmation hearings, and to strongly support her accession to the Supreme Court. In the decades since, she was consistently and reliably the voice that pierced to the heart of every issue, protected the constitutional rights of every American, and never failed in the fierce and unflinching defense of liberty and freedom. Her opinions, and her dissents, will continue to shape the basis of our law for future generations. May her memory be a blessing to all people who cherish our Constitution and its promise.

Tonight, and in the coming days, we should be focused on the loss of Justice Ginsburg and her enduring legacy. But just so there is no doubt, let me be clear: The voters should pick a President, and that President should select a successor to Justice Ginsburg. This was the position that the Republican Senate took in 2016, when there were nearly nine months before the election. That is the position the United States Senate must take now, when the election is less than two months away. We are talking about the Constitution and the Supreme Court. That institution should not be subject to politics.