Author: Miranda Marquit

06 Jan Bonneville County Democrats Share 2018 Legislative Priorities

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, January 5, 2018 — The Bonneville County Democrats have released their 2018 legislative priorities for the 2018 Idaho session. "Looking at research, polls, and our own efforts to speak with Bonneville County citizens of all stripes at our own town halls, we have put together what we think should be the priorities of those who claim to represent us," said Miranda Marquit,...

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29 Nov Idaho Falls Progressives: Net Neutrality Letter to Members of Congress

Thank you to the Idaho Falls Progressives for sharing this letter they wrote to our Members of Congress. Every Tuesday at 8:45 a.m., the Progressives meet in the lobby (go around to the North side) of 410 Memorial Drive to deliver letters to our Congressional Delegation. Find out more on the Progressives Facebook page. You can also learn more about the Net Neutrality battle by...

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04 Sep On This Labor Day, Let’s Consider a Livable Wage in Bonneville County (and Idaho)

Today is Labor Day. It's a day to reflect on the hard-won battles of the past. Humane working conditions. A guaranteed minimum wage. Workers' rights. We've made a lot of progress since the early 20th Century. But just because we've made good progress doesn't mean things are ideal. We like to think that hard work equals a good living. Unfortunately, these days hard work doesn't even...

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14 Jun What Does Mr. Lincoln Say to Mr. Trump? Video and Full Text of Jim Francis’ Speech at the 2017 Truman Banquet

In February of this year, shortly after Mr. Trump took office as President of the United States, David Leroy, the former Attorney General and Lieutenant Governor of Idaho, posed the question: “What WOULD Mr. Lincoln say to Mr. Trump?” Mr. Leroy did well to ask us to pause to consider parallels between Abraham Lincoln and Donald Trump. • It is true that both of these men took office...

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14 May Bonneville County Could Benefit from a Community College

A few months ago, as part of my job as a financial journalist, I wrote an article about future jobs for millennials. One of the key pieces of information I found was a report from the Dallas Federal Reserve. The report indicated that routine jobs are disappearing. Whether white collar or blue collar, the jobs of the future are set to be non-routine and require...

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01 May Bonneville County Democrats Support Idaho Falls Community College Efforts

At our recent Central Committee meeting, we voted unanimously to support the efforts to turn EITC into a community college. If you want to read the resolution, you can find our official resolution here on the website. There are a number of benefits associated with having an Idaho Falls community college location. We recognize the importance of education to our citizens, our health as a community, and...

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05 Dec Mni Wiconi, Water is Life: Standing Rock Camp, North Dakota 2016

Great news from Standing Rock over the weekend: President Obama has ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to look for another route for the Dakota Access Pipeline. We had Democrats in the area when the news was announced, bringing supplies and standing in solidarity. Also, last month, shortly after the election, our own George Morrison traveled to Standing Rock. He has written a great essay on his...

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05 Sep 2016 Idaho Legislative Candidate Profile: Jim Francis

A Voice for a Thoughtful, Compassionate Government In an interesting twist, long-time educator Jim Francis has decided to run as a write-in candidate for Idaho State Senate. Here are his thoughts on who he is, and why he decided to take the plunge as a write-in candidate: I decided to enter the race for a seat in the Idaho State Senate in order to offer a voice...

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02 Jun What Does It Mean to be a Democrat in Idaho?

One of the questions we need to answer for ourselves in Bonneville County is this: What does it mean to be a Democrat in Idaho? As we move into one of the most interesting election seasons in my memory, it's a good time for us to consider who we are as Idaho Democrats. Even though the presidential election is exciting, it's important to step back from national...

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12 May 2016 Idaho Legislative Candidate Profile: Jim de Angelis

When Jim de Angelis says he will leave no one behind, he means it. “It’s not about you, it’s about taking care of your people,” de Angelis said in a recent interview. “It’s about helping people; taking care of their basic needs. We’re leaving a lot of people behind – too many people – all for a rigid (right-wing) ideology.” De Angelis, an Idaho Falls Democrat and...

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