My name is Gini Ballou and I am the President of the Idaho Democratic Women’s Caucus. I want to welcome you to the heat of the summer and campaign season! Let me start by expressing my extreme gratitude to all of the women who have stepped up to run for office this year. I cannot recall a time when we had a more qualified, dedicated line-up, all across the state! Idaho Democratic Women have been working hard, like we always do, attending parades and picnics and working and running campaigns and being the leaders on the ticket! It is a great time to be a Blue Girl in this Red State—get out there and be part of this Blue Tsunami!
Have you checked out the 2018 Idaho Democratic Party Platform? Having served on the Platform Committee, I am quite proud of what we’ve created together. Please read it over and you will see the clear differences between our parties. Our platform is the most progressive that I have seen enacted ever.
While there have been picnics and BBQs all over the state, I’ve gotten to attend some in Ada County, Twin Falls, Hailey, and Ketchum. I have met some of this year’s candidates and know that they will stand up for women in Idaho. These events have all been well attended with folks that are fired up, willing to work and ready to vote!
Paulette Jordan, who is going to be our next Idaho Governor, is covering the state and going strong! She has been up north, in Twin Falls, at a house party south of Ketchum, and at events in Boise. Her message of love and coming together as one people is scaring the socks off the other side. Right now she is being followed by CNN and we have a front-row seat in watching her flip Idaho Blue one person at a time!
Kristin Collum, who is the next Idaho Lt. Governor, is one hard-working woman who has earned our full support. She is traveling the state, speaking with both sides of the aisle, ready to stand up for Idahoans! Please give her your time, talent and money! Let’s make sure we are represented! #VoteForTheVet
Remember to join the Idaho Democratic Women’s Caucus if you are not already a member or need to renew your membership again and help us support these fabulous candidates. We need your assistance more than ever if we are going to get more Democratic women elected in Idaho. Be sure and back all of them because we need the full line-up, not just one or two stars. So stand up proudly, yell “I’m proud to be a Democrat” at the top of your lungs, and vote for our entire ticket!