Thursday, September 27, 2012

ISU Homecoming Parade

isuhomecoming2012We are in desperate need of volunteers to help us out with the ISU Homecoming Parade this year. We need volunteers to help pass out candy, carry signs, and generally walk beside the floats. The following candidates will have entries in this year's parade: Roy Lacey, Elaine Smith, Carolyn Meline, Dave Finkelnburg, Sam McKee, Kamren Koompin, Steve Herzog, Marla Vik, and Elmer Martinez. The Bannock County Democrats will also have an entry in the parade.

The parade is scheduled for Saturday, September 28, 2012. We will be entering the parade at 2nd Avenue & Humbolt and Directed down 1st Avenue in Pocatello. Volunteers are strongly encouraged to show up at 7:30am at 902 E. Sherman or come find us in the lineup at 9:30am.

Please come help the organization and candidates in this year's parade. If you would like to ride on the float or walk, we are dressing up as Rosie the Riveter.

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.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Political Soup Luncheon

shelterPocatello — On Wednesday, September 26th, the Bannock County Democrats will be holding the second of our September 2012 Political Soup luncheons. We'll be serving up some yummy soup and bread between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

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

Our speaker will be Mary Remer, Executive Director of the Pocatello Animal Shelter. She will be speaking about the current conditions at the shelter and the importance of passing the upcoming November bond issue.

The bond issue will allow a new shelter to be built that will help the workers, animals, and overall community in taking care of our furry friends. For more information about the bond, please visit animal bond.

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 (please do not take parking spaces belonging to businesses along adjacent buildings). We look forward to seeing you there! For more information about this event, please contact our organization at chairman@bannockdemocrats.org or call (208) 234-8908.

September Central Committee Meeting

democrat-signOn Wednesday, September 26th, 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.

IDWC Meeting

communiversityThe Idaho Women’s Democratic Caucus is hosting a meeting for the women of Bannock County. The IDWC hopes to get more women involved in politics and the party.

It will be held on September 26th, at the Bannock County Democratic Party Headquarters located on Yellowstone Ave., at 6pm. There will be refreshments available along with the chance to meet some outstanding women.

The IDWC is a forum for Idaho Democratic Women to focus on issues of concern, to increase involvement of women in the Democratic Party, to contribute to and to work for Democratic candidates, and to encourage and prepare more women to run for and be elected to public offices at all levels of government.

The IDWC is about party building. The IDWC believes a strong two-party system is crucial to the future of Idaho and the voice of women is important in achieving this goal.

For more information, please contact Rita Haggardt, IDWC Region 6 Director, via email at rhaggardt@cableone.net. Remember, when women vote Democrats win!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Early Voting Rally

earlyvotingCelebrate the start of Early Voting for this year's Presidential Election. Join us at the corner of Yellowstone and Oak to encourage everyone to get out and vote. This event will be held on Monday, September 24, 2012, starting at 12pm.

Please come show your support that WE WANT EVERYONE to have the opportunity TO VOTE!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Political Soup Luncheon

steve herzog Pocatello — On Wednesday, September 12th, the Bannock County Democrats will be holding the first of our September 2012 Political Soup luncheons. We'll be serving up some yummy soup and bread between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

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

Our speaker will be Stephen Herzog, candidate for Bannock County Prosecutor. Stephen received his undergraduate degree from the University of Idaho in 1985 (BA), and his legal education from the University of Idaho, graduating in 1993 (JD).

After returning to Pocatello in 1993, Stephen worked with his father, Vern E. Herzog, Jr. in private practice where he handled a variety of cases including divorce, custody, personal injury, estates, and residential construction. He then worked as a deputy public defender at the Bannock County Public Defenders Office from 2001-2003. Stephen began working as a deputy prosecutor for the City of Pocatello in 2003, a position he presently holds.

Stephen is currently the chairman of the Bannock County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Task Force. He is also a committee member of the Sixth District Citizens’ Law Academy and a volunteer lawyer for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates).

Stephen was born in Pocatello in 1960. He and his wife, Melissa, have one child, Sarah. He enjoys rafting with his family and whitewater kayaking.

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 (please do not take parking spaces belonging to businesses along adjacent buildings). We look forward to seeing you there! For more information about this event, please contact our organization at chairman@bannockdemocrats.org or call (208) 234-8908.

Friday, September 7, 2012

IDWC Meeting

communiversityThe Idaho Women’s Democratic Caucus is hosting a meeting for the women of Bannock County. The IDWC hopes to get more women involved in politics and the party.

It will be held on September 8th, at the Bannock County Democratic Party Headquarters located on Yellowstone Ave., at 10am. There will be refreshments available along with the chance to meet some outstanding women. Please plan to join us, we will also be discussing the upcoming Stallings Banquet.

The IDWC is a forum for Idaho Democratic Women to focus on issues of concern, to increase involvement of women in the Democratic Party, to contribute to and to work for Democratic candidates, and to encourage and prepare more women to run for and be elected to public offices at all levels of government.

The IDWC is about party building. The IDWC believes a strong two-party system is crucial to the future of Idaho and the voice of women is important in achieving this goal.

For more information, please contact Rita Haggardt, IDWC Region 6 Director, via email at rhaggardt@cableone.net. Remember, when women vote Democrats win!