Monday, May 7, 2012

May 2012 Political Soup

2great4hateOn Wednesday, May 9th, the Bannock County Democrats will be holding our May 2012 Political Soup lunch. We'll be serving up some yummy soup and bread between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm.

This event will be held at our headquarters, which are located at 355 Yellowstone Ave., across the street from Mama Inez restaurant.

Our speaker is Susan Matsuura from the local organization Too Great for Hate. She will speak about the purpose of the organization and the reasons it exists in our area. She will also speak about the ways we can each combat hate and end discrimination.

Political Soup is a great way to stay in touch with fellow Democrats in our area, as well as to pass around ideas and suggestions. Entrances are at the front and back of the building, with parking in back. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information about this event, please contact our organization at

Friday, May 4, 2012

LeFavour Kickoff Celebration

LaFavour for CongressSenator Nicole LeFavour, Candidate for U.S. House, is running in Idaho’s second congressional district which encompasses Idaho Falls, Salmon, Pocatello, Burley, Ketchum, Twin Falls and Mountain Home as well as North Boise, North East Boise, the Boise Bench and Columbia Village areas.

Locally the LeFavour Campaign welcomes the public to join her on Sunday, May 6th from 5:30pm to 6:30pm at Station Square 202 South Main in Old Town Pocatello.

For more information or to donate, volunteer or become involved with the campaign, please visit Nicole is also active on Facebook and Twitter.

A teacher and former small business owner, LeFavour, grew up on a ranch in Custer County near Challis and has served eight years in the Idaho legislature. LeFavour has been a leading voice for education on the state’s budget committee where she has worked to fund smaller class sizes and reduce property taxes, ensuring strong state support for public schools. Over her career, LeFavour has worked on an array of consumer protection issues.

Her economic plan would ensure the state is not just exporting raw materials but building processing facilities so Idaho farmers can once again produce food for American families.

“Although I don’t love political parties, I’m a Democrat because Democrats care about working people, families and small businesses. We believe in communities and that people can pull together to overcome great obstacles. We believe a strong public education system and a more affordable college education are the foundations of the American dream.

The campaign drew statewide attention when LeFavour raised nearly $60,000 from individual donors in two weeks, more than LeFavour’s opponent raised from individual donors in the entire reporting period.

“After eight years in the Idaho legislature standing up for families, small businesses, children and seniors, I know that our nation’s job creators are not millionaires or giant corporations but small businesses and regular working people. Americans create jobs when they can afford their doctor bills and can replace a broken washing machine, buy clothes for their children, fix the car, afford a home or college degree.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Quatro de Mayo Celebration

Quatro de MayoMake plans to join the Bannock County Democrats this Friday, May 4th for QUATRO de MAYO!

Celebrate with your Democratic legislators and candidates from Districts 28, 29 and Bannock County, beginning at 6:00 PM and going until 9:00 PM. Admission is $10 and includes a meal of delicious Mexican cuisine. Avail yourself of a frosty-cold $2 cerveza, as well as free non-alcoholic beverages.

Live music will be provided by Ramona Awes & the Cinco de Mayo Band!

The party takes place at the Labor Temple, 426 N. Arthur in Pocatello, and cash or checks are accepted. For more information, call 234-8908 or go to ¡Ver usted allí, amigos!

When: May 4th, 2012, from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Where: Labor Temple

Address: 426 N. Arthur in Pocatello.