Monday, August 27, 2012

Picnic in the Park

riverfestThe Bannock County Democratic Party and the Democratic Women's Caucus are holding a Family Picnic/Fundraiser this Tuesday, August 28th. This event is being held at the Upper Ross Park pavilion, beginning at 5:30 PM.

The menu will be barbecued beef by Lin Whitworth, and salads and cookies by the Women's Caucus. There will also be a no-host beer bar.

Come and join in on the fun! Meet your District 28, 29 and Bannock County Democratic candidates, and help them raise needed campaign funds for the November 6th election.

Tickets are $25 for a family of up to 5, $15 for individuals, and kids under five years old are FREE.

For more information call 234-8908.

Monday, August 20, 2012

August 2012 Political Soup #2

carolyn melineOn Wednesday, August 22nd, the Bannock County Democrats will be holding our August 2012 Political Soup #2 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 State House candidate Carolyn Meline. She plans on discussing her reasons for running for political office, gathering our support for her candidacy, and how we can help her achieve victory in November.

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 chairman@bannockdemocrats.org.

August 2012 Central Committee Meeting

democrat-signOn Wednesday, August 22nd, the Bannock County Democrats will be holding their scheduled monthly meeting of the Bannock County Democrats' Central Committee, beginning at 7:00 PM and ending shortly after 8:00 PM. Precinct Captains are reminded to attend, and all county Democrats are invited to attend and participate.

This event will be held at our headquarters, which are located at 355 Yellowstone Ave., across the street from Mama Inez restaurant. Entrances are at the front and back of the building, with parking in back.

Attend Central Committee to get updated with what is happening with the party and our plans for the future. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information about this event, please contact our organization via email at chairman@bannockdemocrats.org, find us on Facebook or call us at (208) 234-8908.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Bannock County Democrats name Carolyn Meline to replace Nate Murphy as candidate for Idaho House, District 29 Seat A

Pocatello, Idaho - Tonight the Bannock County Democrats voted unanimously to name Carolyn Meline of Pocatello as candidate for the Idaho House of Representatives, District 29, Seat A.

Ms. Meline replaces the former Democratic candidate, Nate Murphy, who withdrew from the race August 3rd when he accepted a job in California.

Ms. Meline served Bannock County for almost 22 years as a County Commissioner. She has also been an ex-officio member of the Hospital Board for 18 years, Chair of the National Association of Counties Health Steering Committee for 2 years, and National Association of Counties Board of Directors for 6 years. She has been appointed to posts by both Democratic and Republican governors in Idaho.

She also served on the Board of Directors of the Idaho Department of Corrections, the Portneuf Foundation Board, the National Association of Local Boards of Health and the Mental Health Advisory Board. Presently, Carolyn serves as Chair of the Board of Health for the Southeastern District Health Department, as well as the Idaho Representative to the State Association of Local Boards of Health (SALBOH).

Monday, August 6, 2012

August 2012 Political Soup #1

roy laceyOn Wednesday, August 8th, the Bannock County Democrats will be holding our August 2012 Political Soup #1 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 State Senate candidate Roy Lacey. He plans on discussing "On being a Democrat and what we stand for", and how we can help him achieve victory in November.

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 chairman@bannockdemocrats.org.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August 2nd Movie Night

movieCome enjoy Movie Night on August 2nd, 2012 at the Bannock County Democrats' headquarters at 355 Yellowstone Avenue, across from Mama Inez.

The movie featured is Iron Jawed Angels, a dramatic historical film about the American women's suffrage movement in the 1910's, starring Academy Award winners Hilary Swank and Anjelica Huston, Emmy-award winner Julia Ormond and Frances O'Connor.

Alice Paul (Hilary Swank) and the women of the American women's suffrage movement fight for the right to vote and run for office. Sacrificing their health, marriages and the limited amount of freedom they had, women were imprisoned and force fed after picketing and hunger-striking against war-time president Woodrow Wilson, but survive to see the results of their efforts.

The movie begins at 7 p.m., and treats will be available. Parking is available behind the building.