Welcome to Spring!
I hope you are enjoying warmer weather wherever in Idaho you reside. It has been a long winter and we are all ready for the sunshine. This is much the same feeling I have in our social and political world. I know the biggest relief comes every morning when I wake up to President Biden and Vice President Harris. In Idaho unfortunately, the leadership still leaves most of us shaking our heads and deeply concerned for the direction we are headed.
We need more Democrats, especially in the Idaho Statehouse! A balance of parties gives us the opportunity to have discussions about where we are going and how we get there. Do we invest in our children with better schools and support For our teachers? Do we ensure the bridges we drive over every day are saFe? Do we believe in equality enough to make the changes needed?
We are extremely fortunate to have such strong women leaders such as Senate Minority Leader, Michelle Stennett, and House Minority Leader, Ilana Rubel. The entire slate of Democrats, women and men, are doing all they can to make sure the voices of Idaho Democrats are heard. But with more of them, they could make legislation, improve lives and protect the environment for us all.
Please join us in staying involved, all year long. It was wonderful to have a great group join us for our Annual Meeting in March and for our RBG Tribute last Fall. We will be hosting more Zoom meetings until it is safe to hold in-person events again and for convenience with such a large state. When it is safe, Regional Directors will be looking for ways to get together, share opinions, and be involved in finding, electing, and supporting Democratic women leaders around the state. We hope to see YOU at our next event! We appreciate each one of you and the difference you are making. Please stay strong, stay safe.
Gini Ballou, President