Idaho Democratic Party News and Articles

  • MEDIA ADVISORY: Idaho Democrats Prepare for State Convention

    June 17, 2024

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE This week, Idaho Democrats from every corner of the state will come together to build on our progress, lay out what’s at stake in this election, and unite around our shared values of democracy and freedom to create a future for all Americans at the 2024 Idaho Democratic Convention. The convention takes place June 22 and 23 at the University of Idaho in Moscow. Delegates will [...]

  • STATEMENT: Idaho Democrats on the re-election of Dorothy Moon as the Idaho GOP chair

    June 15, 2024

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In response to the reelection of Dorothy Moon as chair of the Idaho Republican Party today, Idaho Democratic Party Chair Lauren Necochea released the following statement: "Today’s reelection of Dorothy Moon further entrenched the extremists who have taken over the Idaho Republican Party. If my grandmother — a Reagan Republican born and raised in Idaho — were alive today, she would not believe what has become [...]

  • A Message from the Chair: Teton Pass Highlights Critical Importance of Infrastructure Investments

    June 13, 2024

    We count on Idaho’s roads, bridges, and highways to safely connect our communities and support our economy. The recent collapse of the Teton Pass is a stark reminder of the vulnerabilities our aging infrastructure presents to lives and livelihoods. As a key route between Idaho and Wyoming, its closure has profound implications for local economies, tourism, and the day-to-day lives of Idahoans. Infrastructure failures such as the Teton Pass [...]

  • A Message from the Chair: 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 [...]