Valley County Democratic Party will be celebrating January 18th Day of Action by encouraging people to make monetary donations to their local food banks during this time of need. Some our neighbors and friends are experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic, and food bank services are needed more than ever.
The day of action is in celebration of the Presidential Inauguration of Joe Biden and the Vice Presidential Inauguration of Kamala Harris and to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
While we are not affiliated with any food pantry, we would like to remind people where they can make donations:
Cascade Food Pantry: PO Box 799, Cascade, Idaho 83611
Cascade Food Pantry: PO Box 799, Cascade, Idaho 83611
The Grainery: Located next to the Donnelly Fire Station. Open 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays & a donation box is available 24/7
Valley County Democratic Party does a number of service projects during the year in addition to electoral politics. Twice a year we do cleanup on Highway 55. Getting food to people in need is just another way to service our community.
In-Person Early Voting started Oct. 19?and will end Friday October 30th at the Valley County Clerk (Courthhouse in Cascade) from 8 a.m. to 5 pm. Monday-Friday.If you have received your absentee ballot please return ASAP. Be sure you put the ballot in ballot envelope and put that in the return envelope. Sign the envelope and put $1.20 worth of stamps on envelope
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
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.
Steve is a well know singer-songwriter across Idaho and beyond. He has written songs for Art Garfunkel, The Carpenters, the Righteous Brothers and Anne Murray. He has performed all over the states and abroad. Raised in Pocatello, Steve has always given back to the community with concerts from Domestic Violence Programs to progressive causes and candiates.
Steve will donate his time tonight to help Valley County Democrats raise funds for our Chase The Vote Program for this very important Novemeber election.
We have Biden-Harris, Soto, Tony Moss and Sherhiy “Gus” Stavynskyy Yard signs.
Biden-Harris yard signs will be available for recommended donation of $15 which will go to the Valley County Democratic Party to support their efforts in electing Democrats at all levels of government. You can pay by cash, check or on-line contribution
You can pick up your yard signs by calling Marilyn and Jim Arp at 208-634-5833.
As part of Rudy’s Van Tour of Idaho, he will be visiting McCall this Tuesday. Masks and social distancing is required. Please come out and meet live with Rudy Soto who is running for Congress for the1st District.
Born and raised in Nampa, Idaho, Rudy is a member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation and the son of a Mexican immigrant. He is the first person in his family to graduate from college. Rudy proudly served his country as a soldier in the U.S. Army National Guard and continued his life in public service as a congressional staffer in Washington, D.C. From Capitol Hill, he became the legislative director for the National Indian Gaming Association. Rudy is ready to bring his passion for public service back to Idaho, by serving in the United States House of Representatives
Born and raised in Nampa, Idaho, Rudy is a member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation and the son of a Mexican immigrant. He is the first person in his family to graduate from college. Rudy proudly served his country as a soldier in the U.S. Army National Guard and continued his life in public service as a congressional staffer in Washington, D.C. From Capitol Hill, he became the legislative director for the National Indian Gaming Association. Rudy is ready to bring his passion for public service back to Idaho, by serving in the United States House of Representatives.
Joining our Townhall will be our Valley County Democratic Candidates: Tony Moss, for County Commissioner and Serhiy Stavynskyy for County Prosecutor
Paulette Jordan is running for U.S. Senate to bring forward a more equitable healthcare system, to fight for our land, climate and economy, and to serve as a fiscally responsible Democrat in the U.S. Senate. Paulette has been a state legislature, candidate for Governor and a strong voice in the Native American community in Idaho and across the nation. Paulette is a mother of two young boys, and resides in Plummer, Idaho.
Joining our Townhall will be our Valley County Democratic Candidates: Tony Moss, for County Commissioner and Serhiy Stavynskyy for County Prosecutor.
We need help to call voters in Valley County from your home. More than 35% of all voters in Idaho are registered as unaffiliated, which makes it all the more important to reach out to this voter base. When we I.D. voters we are able to turn out democrats at election time.
A lot of volunteers ask, ?How will this help Biden win? or ?How are these calls effective in helping our local candidates win?? The answer is identifying new democrats to add to our base helps every Democratic candidate on the county, state, and national level. The more Democrats we identify, the more people we can call, text, canvass, or mail literature to the more successful our efforts will be in Idaho!
Morgan Hine, the Operations Director of the Idaho Democratic Party will lead the training. She will go over the script we use, the data base where we record the responses. and she will answer your questions.
At the end of the training we will set up a volunteer schedule for your calls from home. A few hours of your time can make a difference. If you want to make change this is one effective way you can do it.