We had a great time at the Idaho State Capitol at this year’s Women in Blue event. We spoke with many of the legislators about the importance of expanding Medicaid without restrictions. It was nice to see of our new female Democratic legislators including Muffy Davis and Brooke Green representing our interests on the floor. We would like to thank everyone who came out and encourage everyone to go to the Womxn’s March tomorrow.
We will begin with a picture of everyone wearing BLUE on the Capital steps at
Plan on staying for lunch at the Capital Cafeteria, where they actually have great food and at reasonable prices. Afterward, we will head over to the IBEW Local 291’s office at 1:30PM MT. Their office is located at 225 N. 16th St. #110 in Boise. We will make posters for Saturday’s Women’s March and hear a presentation on how to lobby effectively. We plan on finishing at 3:00PM MT.
Around the country, democratic leaders and especially women leaders, are making headlines. The mock-up magazine cover above, from NFDW President, Susanna French, shows some of the excitement that is going on.
Idaho might not have experienced a huge blue wave that happened in other states but women remain the backbone of our party. Out of five Democratic legislative leadership positions, women occupy four of them. While Idaho remains a very red state, that does not mean that we should not hold our elected officials accountable. They represent everyone, not just those who voted for them.
As we head into the Holiday Season, please remember those that are struggling—to keep food on their tables, a roof over their heads, the bills at bay. Keep our men and women serving in the military and their families in your thoughts. Reach out to those that battle depression during this time. Try to ease the burden of someone else. And watch how gratitude can overcome our setbacks and move us onward.