Tacos & Politics with Idaho Democratic Party Executive Director, Sunday, April 16, 4 pm at Pueblo Lindo Mexican Restaurant 1007 West Lake St McCall, ID

The Road Ahead: Idaho Democrats address rise of Extremism

Join the Executive Director of the Idaho Democratic Party, Jared DeLoof, who will present his view of the The Road Ahead, collect your input and answer your questions. 

Jared will lay out the current state of Idaho’s Democratic Party, including our challenges and our reasons for optimism. Jared brings 15 years experience working nationally in rural areas and “red states”. He will lead a discussion of current trends, opportunities for growth of the party, and strategies for contrasting our party with the rise of extremist ideas in Idaho’s Republican dominated legislature.

The Pueblo Lindo menu will be available. RSVP will be appreciated.

For more information, contact: Jan Thorien, 208-629-6885

Valley County Comissoners Candidate Forum- Tuesday, Oct.4 at 6:30 pm. Idaho First Bank

The candidate forum in McCall on Tuesday will feature candidates for Valley County commissioner.. Erin Greaves and Joey Pietri, Democratic candidates will share the stage with their Republican opponents. 

The forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4th in the downstairs community room at Idaho First Bank, 475 E. Deinhard Ln., McCall.

Candidates will speak briefly and then answer questions from the moderator and the audience.

The non-partisan event is hosted by Renee Silvus and Jill Morris Chapman of McCall.

Rescheduled Valley Co Dems Highway Cleanup, Thursday, Oct. 6 at 4:30 pm. Meet at Elk Creek Church Parking Lot

Join Dems canvassing with Erin Greaves for Valley County Commissioner

Saturdays: August 13 and September 10

9 am- Meet at Bistro 45 Courtyard

Let’s get out and support Erin Greaves for Valley County Commisoner by talking to our neighbors. We will have a brief orientation outside Bistro 45 and then drive to area where we will visit door to door. Sign up for one of these days below.

Join the Valley County Democrats Letter to the Editor Group

Help us create meaningful letters to the editor in our local paper. With your support we will focus on these key topics :

  • The take over of the Republican Party Leadership by Right Wing Extremists
  • Protecting Payette Lake and our Public Lands
  • Underfunding and the general attack on Public Education
  • Loss of basic freedom of women with the forced birth laws

Our goal is to help our neighbors see that the only way to stop the attacks on our freedom and our way of life by the Radical Right Wing Republican Party Establishment now in power is to support Democratic candidates. Getting our message in print to our neighbors is critical in this effort. 

Contact Kim Apperson Valley County Democrats Communication Coordinator and Payette Precinct Captain below. and let Kim know of your interest in joining this group. Together we can begin to make a difference. kimapperson.valleycodems@gmail.com

2022 Valley County Democratic Picnic

The Valley County Democrats are sponsoring the “Valley County Democratic, Wednesday, August 3 at  6 p.m. at Woodlands Picnic/Pool area, 

634 Brady Drive, McCall.  Featured Speaker Terri Pickens Manweiler candidate for Lt. Governor. Other Invited Democratic candidates: Terry Gilbert, Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction, David Roth, U.S. Senator, Kaylee Peterson, Congress District 1 and Erin Greaves, Valley County Commissioner. 

 Entertainment will be provided by Mountain Fever.  Supervised children activites will be provided during the speaker section of event. 

Please bring a  pie/dessert or craft piece to be auctioned.  Proceeds from the auction will go to support state and county activities.

Food for purchase will be available onsite from Lonchera Rosita, Mexican Food Truck. Please bring lawn chairs. 

Please register below. Let us know if you are bringing something to auction. Obtain further details on event.

Meet and Greet with Kaylee Peterson, Democratic Candidate for Congress, Tuesday, June 28 at 5:30 pm, Bistro 45, 1101 North 3rd St. McCall

Come meet Kaylee Peterson who is running for Congress in the First District against Russ Fulcher. Kaylee Peterson is a sixth-generation Idahoan, a mother of two, a foster parent, and a full-time college student. She has worked behind the scenes on campaigns, local non-profits but now sees the need to stand up.

Keylee is running against Russ Fulcher who has aligned himself with the most extreme in D.C. As a part of the Freedom Caucus, Russ Fulcher has voted to overturn the 2020 election results, against veteran’s health, against education, against common sense, bipartisan legislation.

Come to the Bistro 45 to meet Kaylee and spend some time with fellow Democrats that are fed up with these extreme Republicans that have blocked resonable legislation. Food and Drink will be available for purchase.

Info on Kaylle go to https://kayleeforcongress.com/

Valley County Spring Highway Cleanup for Sunday, June 5 Cancelled due to weather. Rescheduled for Thursday, June 23 at 4:30 pm at Elk Creek Baptist Church Parking Lot

Valley County Democrats and friends will hold their rescheduled Spring Adopt-A-Highway cleanup on Thursday, June 23, at 4:30 pm. Afterward, a no-host social will be held at Hometown Pizza in McCall for those interested. 

Those helping should meet in the south parking area of Elk Creek Church on Highway 55 at 4:30 pm. 

Valley County Democrats have been cleaning up both sides of a two-mile stretch of Highway 55 twice a year since 2009. For more information contact Ken Enochs at (208) 630-4285 or krenochs@gmail.com. Sign up below to get details and updates.

Bans Off Our Bodies- Rally- Idaho State Capital- Saturday, May 14 at 10:30 am

Event by ACLU of IdahoAdd the Words, Idaho and 2 others Idaho State Capitol

The Supreme Court is prepared to end the constitutional right to abortion by overturning Roe v. Wade. We’re prepared to fight like hell to protect our rights. Join us for a rally and march to send a clear message that abortion care IS health care, and we’re not backing down. Register at bit.ly/bansoff-boise

Valley County Democrat Central Committee Endorses Shelby Rognstad for Governor.

The Valley County Democrat Central Committee has unanimously voted this week to endorse Mayor Shelby Rognstad for Governor on the Democratic Primary Ballot. Here is why:

  • Shelby has been running an aggressive campaign since November and has been endorsed by many Democrats from across the state. He has over 17 years of community and political experience and is only the second mayor to be elected twice in Sandpoint.
  • The issues he plans to fight for include healthcare, education, public lands, and state government overreach which we see expanding and continue to expand into our personal freedoms and taking away local control. 
  • We see Shelby as the most qualified, dedicated, strategic, respectful, realistic candidate to endorse, vote for and see win the primary and be the best candidate representing democratic values to run against the Republican opponent in the general election this fall. 

You can find more information about Mayor Shelby and his endorsements here:  https://electshelby.com/endorsements.

As you know, Shelby is running a write-in campaign so we want to be sure everyone knows how to vote for Shelby so your vote counts! Regardless of your affiliation, you can request a democratic ballot at your local polling place this Tuesday, May 17th. Polls are open 8 am to 8 pm.

Meet and Greet with Democratic Candidates for Idaho Governor

Shelby Rognstad and his family

Meet and Greet with Democractic Governor Candidates

Saturday, April 30, 4 pm at Hotel McCall

1101 N. 3rd St, McCall in the Library Room

Shelby Rognstad, write-in candidate will speak. Shelby Rognstad is a fourth generation Idahoan, born and raised in Lewiston, Idaho. After graduating from the University of Idaho, he opened his own business and has been a small business owner and operator since 2005. Shelby began his career in public service in Sandpoint in 2007 and for the last 14 years has served in various positions in local government, including City Council President and was elected Mayor of Sandpoint in 2015. In 2019 he was re-elected Mayor. Other candidate Stephen Heidt has not responded to invite at this date.

For further information email valleycountydems@gmail.com

Vacancy on the McCall Donnelly School Board- Application Accepted for Replacement

Jenny Ruemmele has resigned from the McCall-Donnelly School District Board of Trustees seat she has held since 2018 in Zone 1.

M-D is accepting letters of interest from residents of Zone 1 to fill the seat until Ruemmele’s term expires in December 2024.

Letters of interest should be sent to M-D Board Clerk Bianca Imel at bimel@mdsd.org, or to 120 Idaho Street, McCall, ID 83638.

The board plans to select a candidate at its June 13 board meeting.

As tensions over best practices to keep local schools open and safe begin to ease, McCall-Donnelly school board continues to serve a vital role protecting and championing our students and public schools. My wish is that the Zone 1 vacancy be filled by an individual who will lead with integrity, utilize research, aid teachers and staff, and, ultimately,  guide our great community and it’s future leaders as timely issues affecting our children are examined monthly. Please considering sharing your voice and further growing our exceptional schools.

Anna Kinney, Local Parent Advocate for Public Education

Successful Valley County Democratic Caucus

Terri Pickens Manweiler, Democratic Candidate for Lt. Gov. speaks to caucus members

Over 30 people attended our Valley County Democratic Caucus at Holiday Express in McCall on Saturday, April 9 and elected six people to our the Idaho Democratic State Convention in Boise June 17 and 18. We heard from Terri Pickens Manweiler, Democratic Candidte for Lt. Gov., Terry Gilbert candidate for Superintendent of Public Eductation, Erin Greaves, candidate for Valley County Commissioner Distrcit 3 and Michele Applebee candidate for Valley County Commissioner District 2.