Idaho Democratic Party News and Articles

  • GOP attacks on school levy process mean deep cuts for our students

    June 7, 2024

    Most Idaho voters agree that we must invest in strong schools to ensure the next generation's success. Sadly, the Republican supermajority is preventing our state from meeting this goal in multiple ways. First, Idaho spends less per student on public education than any other state. Second, they sabotage the levies that districts rely on to fill funding gaps. Recently, Republican lawmakers eliminated two of the four election dates that [...]

  • STATEMENT: Idaho Democrats Condemn GOP Senators for Blocking the Right to Contraception Act

    June 6, 2024

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today, Idaho Democratic Party Chair Lauren Necochea released the following statement after Idaho Senate Republicans voted against the Right to Contraception Act: "Your right to use birth control should never be up for debate, but Mike Crapo and Jim Risch chose to continue supporting the extreme GOP war against reproductive freedoms. Overturning Roe v. Wade was always just the first step for MAGA Republicans. They have [...]

  • A Message from the Chair: Libraries limit access as GOP bill takes effect

    May 30, 2024

    The most peaceful car ride I take with my kids is on the way home from the library. They can’t wait to read their selections and become totally immersed. Toddler storytime helped them develop a love of reading. Now that they are a tween and teen, the library helps them unplug from those pesky devices and keep reading. Sady, libraries across Idaho are about to become less accessible to [...]

  • A Message from the Chair: Far-Right GOP Primary Wins Make Supporting Democrats Essential

    May 28, 2024

    Democracies are unhealthy without a balance of power between the parties and accountability at the ballot box. Sadly, Idaho’s ruling party is steadily moving deeper into extremism, fueled by low-turnout closed primaries that attract extreme conservative voters far outside the mainstream and millions in out-of-state spending from far-right extremists. The results of the Idaho Primary Election illustrate this deepening shift in the GOP. Fifteen Republican incumbents, including long-term GOP [...]

  • NEW: Joe Biden Wins Idaho Democratic Presidential Caucus

    May 23, 2024

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today, the Idaho Democratic Party announced the final statewide results of the Idaho Democratic presidential caucus held on Thursday, March 23. With nearly 2,412 votes cast in the Idaho Democratic presidential caucus, President Biden won with just over 95% of the vote, winning 23 pledged delegates and 2 alternates to the Democratic National Convention. Spreadsheet of results by county & congressional district “Congratulations to President Biden [...]

  • ADVISORY: Idaho Democratic Party Gears Up for Democratic Presidential Caucus

    May 17, 2024

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Less than a week before the Idaho Democratic Presidential Caucus on Thursday, May 23, the Idaho Democratic Party is energized and ready to engage voters in an important democratic process. All registered Democratic and unaffiliated voters who haven't participated in another party's nominating process are invited to participate. County polling locations will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. local time. Participants will have the opportunity [...]

  • A Message from the Chair: Next week, we must do our research and head to the polls

    May 16, 2024

    In Idaho, we value our freedom to choose our leaders and decide our own futures. When every voter casts a ballot in the primary election, we get candidates who are more representative of the people in the general election. This is why the upcoming Idaho Primary Election and Idaho Democratic Presidential Caucus on Tuesday, May 21, and Thursday, May 23, are crucial. The Idaho primary election covers legislative and [...]

  • A Message from the Chair: Crapo’s Playing Politics with Popular Child Tax Credit

    May 10, 2024

    It matters how we invest our federal dollars. Americans rely on these funds to deliver everything from transportation and national defense to health care and education. It also matters that we collect revenue in a fair way that builds a strong middle class. Our child tax credit helps in two ways. First, it ensures our tax code never pushes working families into poverty. Second, it gives families a boost [...]

  • A Message from the Chair: Don’t Confuse More with Adequate, Idaho Schools Remain Underfunded

    May 2, 2024

    When we shortchange our children, we shortchange our future. Inadequate school investment means we can’t retain qualified teachers, offer specialized courses like career technical training, serve students Monday through Friday, and much more. Despite Republicans touting increased funding for Idaho schools, the real story is coming out in recent news reports. Coeur d’Alene trustees were forced to close an elementary school due to a looming deficit. The Idaho Falls [...]