Important issues facing McCall and our State

Protect McCall Keep Mask Mandate

Just as the City of Boise maintains their mask mandate, McCall could do the same. Please comment before Thursday, February 25 at 3 pm.

Submit your comment to the City’s web portal below:

Remembering that we all live in a resort community, wouldn’t you support the continuation of the mask mandate as we move into spring and summer?

 Of special concern are the Covid-19 variants, some likely to become the norm, according to news briefs. Here’s a link to a CDC webpage with more information: 

The mask mandate protects everyone. Businesses are keeping customers and employees healthy, businesses are open, in turn, families are safer and the hospital is kept from crisis mode. 

 McCall is more vulnerable than most communities in the summer. People are coming here!! Remember last summer? That means more people frequenting the businesses, restaurants and shops. 

It’s good news the vaccine rollout has started but the timing of vaccine roll out and variants arriving on the scene could be tricky business. 

We must continue to wear masks and socially distance in the City despite vaccination – and most won’t be vaccinated till late summer. We are not in the clear yet. 

Thanks to City Council members for supporting this mandate to date. May Hardware feels support with the mandate in place, most other businesses feel that support – and our town benefits! 

Send your comments please because the City needs to hear your voices in order to act. 

Extending gratitude to you,


Idaho Legislature Trying to Take Away the Initiative in Idaho

We’re in a make-or-break moment for the future of citizen initiatives in Idaho.

Idahoans showed up in record-breaking numbers last Friday to testify against Senate Bill 1110, a bill that would make future grassroots initiatives virtually impossible. 

Nonetheless, the Senate State Affairs Committee voted 6-3 to move the bill forward.

There’s still a chance this bill is stopped on the Senate floor, and we urge you to email and call your local state senator. But we learned a clear lesson two years ago, the last time the legislature attempted to take away our initiative rights: The only thing that protected our rights was the bold decision of Governor Little to veto the legislature’s bill.

So today we’re calling on Governor Little once again to stand up for our Constitution. Will you sign the petition and call on Governor Little to protect our initiative rights?

Thank you,

Luke Mayville

Co-Founder, Reclaim Idaho


Idaho Department of Lands Proposes Selling Land near McCall
The Payette Endowment Lands Strategy lays out a 20 year plan to sell, lease or trade endowment lands in the McCall area, including some of the public’s most treasured places (the cliffs, Cougar Island) without any consideration of the health of Payette Lake. For details go to Payette Endowment Lands Alliance

Rep Ilana Rubel, Guest Speaker, Virtual Pizza and Politics, Tuesday, Feb. 9th at 7 pm.

Valley County Democratic Party, “Taco and Politics “ will be held virtually this year on February 9th at 7 pm via Zoom. Representative Ilana Rubel, the Democratic Minority Leader in the Idaho House will discuss the pressing issues currently in the legislature. Bring your questions, concerns and comments on the topics that matter most to you.

Please sign up for the virtual event below. You will get a link emailed to you after signing up to access the virtual event. 

Valley County Democratic Party Celebrates January 18th Day of Action

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:

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 On NOW!!!!

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
VOTE TO PROTECT VALLEY COUNTY
Tony Moss for Valley County Commissioner
Serhiy “Gus” Stavynskyy for Valley County Prosecutor

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

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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.

Steve Eaton Benefit Zoom Concert for Valley County Dems. Friday, Sept. 25 at 6 pm

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.

$10 donation

Get Your Democratic Candidates Yard Signs Now!!!!!

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.