Idaho Democratic Party News and Articles

  • The Idaho Democratic Party is headed to Eastern Idaho!

    July 18, 2023

    We’re hosting events in Teton County, Idaho Falls, and Pocatello. Click these links to find out more and get your tickets. See you there!  An Evening in Teton County Join us for an event at Victor City Park on July 25 from 6 - 8 p.m. Featuring guest speakers Teton County Commissioner Bob Heneage, Deputy Conservation Director of Greater Yellowstone Coalition Kathy Rinaldi, and our IDP Chairwoman Lauren Necochea. We [...]

  • A Message from the Chair: Democrats are building a stronger, more resilient economy

    July 13, 2023

    An economy should serve the people who power it, not the other way around. Building such an economy requires making smart investments in our communities, empowering workers and small business owners, and cutting costs for families. Democrats are working to grow the economy from the middle out and the bottom up, not the top down. Historic progress over the last two and half years — including the lowest unemployment in [...]

  • A Message from the Chair: Censure and Censorship in the Idaho GOP

    July 6, 2023

    As Idahoans, we value our independence. Self-reliance and the freedom to think independently are woven into the very fabric of our state. We don’t blindly follow the crowd and that’s not what we want from our elected leaders. Unfortunately, actions by Idaho Republican Party bosses prove that anything but blind adherence to their extreme agenda will no longer be tolerated.  Even the highest-ranking Republican official in the state, Governor Little, [...]

  • A Message from the Chair: Party “Purges” are an Assault on Democracy

    June 29, 2023

    Idaho Democrats are proud to be a “big tent” party, welcoming Idahoans from all walks of life, all across the state. We were even prouder to reach a critical milestone this week when we appointed county chairs to the few remaining open seats. This took diligent effort, but it is important to us that every Idahoan has access to a local Democratic Party, regardless of whether they live in a [...]

  • A Message from the Chair: A year without Roe and our fight forward

    June 23, 2023

    Idahoans value their freedom to make personal decisions without government interference. When Roe v. Wade fell last summer, this freedom was stripped away. One year later, Idahoans are experiencing the harsh consequences. Patients are being denied medical care even when their health is at risk. In cases of heartbreaking, unsurvivable fetal anomalies, families must leave the state. And medical providers are fleeing this hostile environment. In this dire situation, Republican [...]

  • Guest Column: Democracy Depends on the Freedom to Read

    June 15, 2023

    Libraries are the brick-and-mortar embodiment of the First Amendment. They are there to educate, entertain, and challenge us. Unfortunately, there is an organized movement to have certain books removed from our libraries. A number of Republican lawmakers in Idaho want to do that by offering cash bounties to parents who find books with a paragraph or illustration they find objectionable. I recently talked with student writers at high schools in [...]

  • Guest Column: The History of Workers in Idaho and Our Future

    June 8, 2023

    Idahoans know what it means to put in an honest day’s work. From the ranchers and farm workers who bring food to our tables, the factory worker punching a clock, and caregivers looking after aging family members — Idaho was built by working people. Unfortunately, it is getting harder for most of us to get ahead. If we look to the past we can learn a lot about the present [...]

  • Idaho Democrats Statement on Bipartisan Budget Agreement

    June 2, 2023

    Idaho Democratic Party Executive Director Jared DeLoof released the following statement in response to the passage of the bipartisan budget agreement:“President Biden and Democrats worked across the aisle to protect our economic recovery and avoid a catastrophic default. The bipartisan budget agreement prevents the loss of tens of thousands of jobs lost in our state, protects key programs that Idaho families rely on, and safeguards medical care for veterans."Despite overwhelming [...]

  • A Message from the Chair: A Broken Promise to Our Kids

    June 1, 2023

    We made a promise to our schools when the Idaho Legislature enacted HB1, a $330 million school funding boost last fall. No one could seriously argue against the dire urgency. On top of a $1 billion backlog in school facilities needs, schools were struggling with basic operations, and low salaries led to vacancies and disruptive turnover. At the same time, Reclaim Idaho’s pending ballot initiative to boost school funding finally [...]