4th Annual Bloomin’ Blue Tea

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The Idaho Democratic Women’s Caucus will present the fourth annual Bloomin’ Blue Tea from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28.

This year’s special guest will be Kristin Collum, the Democratic nominee for Idaho’s Lieutenant Governor.

The event will be held at the home of Deborra Bohrer, 232 Bitterroot Road in Sun Valley, Idaho. Tea, wine and light refreshments will be served.

Collum is a U.S. Army veteran who served as an Army Mustang. She spent two years at the Pentagon working for Gen. Colin Powell. After an honorable discharge, she worked as a software engineer at Micron, Hewlett-Packard and the water technology company Xylem. Kristin Collum is running to advocate for women, children and underrepresented minorities.

The tea is open to men and women. “No donation too small or too generous,” said Gina Ballou, president of the Idaho Democratic Women’s Caucus. RSVP at idahodw@gmail.com.

Paulette Jordan Comes to Challis

Sandra Willingham and Paulette Jordan

Paulette Jordan, who is running to become our next Governor of Idaho, is meeting residents across the state even in rural Idaho areas such as Challis. Last night, over eighty Custer County residents met, greeted, enjoyed and learned about Paulette Jordan’s vision for Idaho as its new Governor. Kudos to Sandra Willingham for organizing and hosting this event.

For more information on how to volunteer for Paulette’s campaign, please visit here.

It’s Time to Step Up and Volunteer

I know that it’s hot outside but there are less than 100 days till Election Day. We cannot wait on the sidelines any longer.

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Our candidates across the state have been burning it up—walking in 100-degree temps to talk to their constituents, continuing to lead the fights for Healthcare and access to early education for all Idahoans. All of them have been working hard to earn our vote and can use our support now more than ever. Please sign up to volunteer to help these great candidates get elected. I know that YOU can be the difference come November!

NFDW Summer Message: Get Loud

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What a great time we had at our NFDW annual meeting and convention in the beautiful desert of Tempe, Arizona. A final thank you to Arizona President, Carol Comito and the hard-working ladies of the Arizona Federation of Democratic Women for putting together such a great week filled with motivating speakers, educational workshops, and remarkable sights of Tempe. Coming together with passionate women from across the country always leaves me inspired to do more, be more and help others do the same. I hope you left with the same desire.

In less than 100 days, midterm elections will take place in every state in the nation and the stakes could not be higher. All 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives will be on the ballot, in addition to over one-third of the Senate seats, 39 governorships, and several state and local offices. It matters who sits in those seats and our duty as the voice of the Democratic women of the Party is to leave no stone unturned, no voter left untouched, and no ballot unmarked.

Individually, we are ripples, but together….we become a wave. I encourage you to get up, get loud, and be a part of the Blue Wave that is sweeping the nation.

Susanna L. French, NFDW President