Coeur d’Alene area Democrats have a wonderful opportunity to meet your statewide and local candidates for public office including Shirley Ringo for US Congress. There is going to be an old-fashioned block party where attendees can also learn about Block Watch in our Neighborhoods. Additionally, there is going to be a garage sale with lots of girls jeans size 6, 8, 10 available for purchase.
The event will also feature a dunk tank, which is an attraction that always brings lots of laughter and fun. There will also be some face painting by Stacey Ringo for attendees both old and young alike.
The Idaho Democratic Women’s Caucus recognizes the immeasurable contributions by IDWC founder and lifetime Democrat Jeanne Buell. She is a longtime Idaho Democratic Party leader and we are thrilled that her efforts are finally being recognized by our organization. She is currently the vice chair of the Idaho Democratic Party and has long labored in the trenches working hard to advance the principles that guide Democrats. She has been an instrumental and dedicated contributor to the Party building efforts of the Idaho Democrats and the IDWC for many, many years. We are so grateful for her leadership and how she leaders others by example.
State Senate Minority Leader Michelle Stennett was recognized for her dedication and leadership in state politics by fellow members of the IDWC. Michelle’s commitment to bring respectful, collaborative, smart governing to the Idaho Legislature is an example to women statewide. We celebrate her contributions and support her efforts to create a state government that is transparent and accessible to everyone.
Idaho State Representative Holli Woodings announced today that she is running for Idaho Secretary of State. Woodings was prompted to run when Secretary of State Ben Ysursa announced his plans to retire. Woodings pledges to continue Ysursa’s balanced, honest, and principled leadership to safeguard voters’ freedoms and to hold candidates and campaigns accountable.
“The first thing I did when I turned 18-years-old was to go register to vote,” Woodings said. “I have always believed that my freedom to vote is the most sacred right I have in our democracy. I know that Idahoans feel the same. I promise to do everything I can to make sure our elections are open and honest and to make voting easy and accessible to all.”
Woodings, who was named one of the 2013 Women of the Year by the Idaho Business Review, was elected to the Legislature in 2012. Notably, she opposed legislation last year that limits the voter initiative process. This year, she is working on a bill to allow people to register to vote at the same time that they renew their driver’s licenses. And, as Secretary of State, she will use her vote on the Idaho Land Board She to push for much needed reinvestment in our public schools.