Democratic Women’s Caucus Breakfast With Liyah Babayan

Democratic Women's Caucus Breakfast speaker Liyah Babayan

The Idaho Democratic Women’s Caucus wholeheartedly invite Democratic Women throughout Idaho to our Annual Membership Meeting. The Meeting is on Sunday, March 8, 2020, at 7:30 am at the Riverside Hotel, which is located at 2900 W. Chinden Blvd. in Boise. Tickets to the breakfast are $35.00 per person and can be bought on Eventbrite.

We are proud to announce that our featured speaker will be Armenian refugee and businesswoman Liyah Babayan. Her talk is titled, “From the Crumbs of the American Dream”. She will sell her book, Liminal: A Refugee Memoir and sign books after breakfast. 

We encourage all Idahoans to join our organization and to work together in electing more Democratic Women into public office. To become a member or renew your existing membership, you must complete the Registration Form and pay the annual membership dues. Annual membership dues are $20. Seniors (65 and older) and students can join for $10. Members are encouraged to attend and participate in the breakfast meeting as we will be electing the Idaho Democratic Women’s Caucus Secretary and Treasurer along with Regional Directors for regions 2, 4, and 6.

Although our annual membership meeting centers on enjoying a great breakfast and discussion, the agenda also includes the election of individuals to the above=aforementioned leadership positions. We will also be filling vacant positions for a Regional Director in Region 1 and 7. Therefore, we encourage our members to stand for election. Consequently, if you wish to be considered for an open position, please submit your name and a summary of your qualifications to Gini Ballou. If you seek to hold a Regional position, please include the region. Region information is available on our Officer page.

Additionally, don’t forget that we are seeking nominees for the Dottie Stimpson and the Distinguished Woman awards. The Stimpson award honors an IDWC member who demonstrates perseverance, persistence, patience, passion, commitment, and leadership. IDWC co-founder Dottie Stimpson inspired the award. The Distinguish Woman award, on the other hand, is a way for us to recognize the contribution of a rising star. You can submit a nominee by filling out the online Nomination Form. All nominees must be active IDWC Members. Submissions are due by February 26th.

For more information about this event, please contact our organization via email at idahodwc@gmail.com or find us on Facebook.

Impeachment: Call Your Senators (NFDW Action Alert)

NFDW Action Alert Impeachment

“These are the times that try men’s souls.” These famous words have never rung so true as when House Impeachment Manager Adam Schiff quoted Thomas Paine during the impeachment of President Donald John Trump.  

Now the members of the U.S. Senate are faced with voting for or against the impeachment and removal of Donald John Trump from office. How any member of the U.S. Senate can sit there these long hours and listen to the numerous details and facts of how Trump has abused his power and his obstruction of Congress, but still defend Trump, is beyond our imagination. Does the truth not mean anything anymore to those that continue to support Trump?

NFDW members must call and email their U.S. Senators. It is clear that the Republicans are continuing to support Trump rather than our U.S. Constitution. If your Senators are Republicans, it is especially important that you contact these people. You must appeal to their conscience because the vote that they cast will etch in stone whether they are defenders of truth, justice, and the U.S. Constitution, or will they cave in to the dark side of loving power more than their country?

The U.S. Senate must allow John Bolton to testify. All trials have witnesses and documents. This is a trial and the Senators have sworn an oath to be impartial and to uphold our Constitution. We must commend the House Impeachment Managers for the stellar job that each member has done in presenting the facts. They have left no stone unturned. 

This is indeed a somber moment in our history and there is no joy in this impeachment. It is easy to understand why House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would not move on the impeachment early on, but we are here now and those who love this country and democracy must rise up and defend this impeachment. Make your calls and emails today. Ask your colleagues and friends to stand up in support of this impeachment too. The future of democracy is at stake. Donald John Trump must be impeached and removed from office.

– NFDW President Cindy Jenks

2020 Women in Blue Day: Let’s Raise Awareness & Lobby!

Idaho Women in Blue Day 2020
Come join us as we lobby our legislators in Boise.

2020 is here and there is no time to waste! Join us for the Idaho Women in Blue Day at the Capitol as we speak with our Legislators and prepare for the year ahead! Come help us celebrate 100 years of the women’s right to vote and ensure that women’s rights are at the forefront for the next century.

More details will be posted as we get closer to the event so stay tuned!

Western Regional Meeting in Las Vegas

The National Federation of Democratic Women invites members of the Western Region Chapters to our Western Regional Conference on February 7 and 8, 2020 in Las Vegas, under the direction of Pam Cordova, Western Regional Director and hosted by the Nevada Federation of Democratic Women.

Established in 1971, the Federation is the official organization of the Democratic Party focusing on women’s issues and as a means of supporting women’s voices within the Democratic Party of the United States. The Nevada chapter is the newest of 38 chapters across the nation and the 7th in the Western Region, joining Arizona, California, New Mexico, Idaho, Oregon & Washington.

The conference includes 4 workshops: Targeted Social Media, Growing Your Membership, Getting in the Door (pathways for young democratic women), Women and Campaigns (Roles and training for women).

A buffet lunch will be served during which a panel of nationally recognized Democratic Women will discuss their experiences.

We will also get an update from National as well as convening a President’s Panel to discuss contemporaneous issues and discuss areas of collaboration and potential regional resolutions.

Tickets to the conference cost $75.00 per person and can be purchased online at https://eventdex.force.com/BLN_RegistrationDym?id=a190H000007wH5BQAU .