Friday, October 26, 2012

Super Saturday 2012

democrat-signOn Saturday, October 27th, the Bannock County Democrats will be holding our annual Super Saturday at 11am. We’ll be looking to make a big push for our candidates prior to Election Day.

We hope to have an eventful day of literature dropping, with some of candidates lending a hand to help rally the troops in Bannock County.

This event will be held at our headquarters, which is 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. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information about this event, please contact our organization via email at chairman@bannockdemocrats.org or find us on Facebook.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Political Luncheon

maggiePocatello — On Wednesday, October 24th, the Bannock County Democrats will be holding the second of our October 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 Maggie Calica, Region 5 Director at Idaho Education Association. She will be speaking about the current state of education in Idaho and the importance of voting NO on Props 1, 2, and 3.

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.

October Central Committee Meeting

democrat-signOn Wednesday, October 24th, 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.

Candidates' Forum

lwvOn Wednesday, October 24th, the Lava Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce will be holding a candidates' forum. It is expected to last from 7p.m. to 9p.m..

This event will be held at the Lava Hot Springs Elementary School Gymnasium, which is located at 213 Fife St..This forum is for the county commissioner candidates and the county prosecutor candidates.

We encourage everyone to come and make their presence known. Please bring questions to ask the candidates so that audience members can get a better idea of their vision for our area. Our candidates, Marla Vik, Elmer Martinez, Dave Finkelnburg, Sam McKee, and Kamren Koompin, offer a progressive future for the area and they need our support.

We wish the best of luck to our respective candidates and hope they perform well at the forum. We look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Second Voters Forum

lwvOn Tuesday, October 23rd, the Pocatello League of Women Voters will be holding a voters forum. It is expected to last from 7p.m. to 9p.m..

This event will be held at the Pocatello City Hall, which is located at 911 North 7th Ave..This forum is for the county commissioner candidates and the county prosecutor candidates.

We encourage everyone to come and make their presence known. Please bring questions to ask the candidates so that audience members can get a better idea of their vision for our area. Our candidates, Roy Lacey, Elaine Smith, Carolyn Meline, Dave Finkelnburg, Sam McKee, and Kamren Koompin, offer a progressive future for the area and they need our support.

We wish the best of luck to our respective candidates and hope they perform well at the forum. We look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Final Debate Watch Party

debatePocatello — On Monday, October 22nd, the Bannock County Democrats will be holding a Debate Watch Party. We plan on watching the 3rd Presidential Debate at 7 p.m.

This event will be held at our headquarters, 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 (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.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

LWV's 3rd Forum on Education

lwvOn October 17, the League of Women Voters of Pocatello will hold the third in a series of public forums on The Future of Public Education in Idaho at the School District 25 offices at 7:00 pm. Two former Legislators will speak about the three Students Come First laws passed in the last session, which will appear on the November 6 ballot to be retained or repealed by the voters. Darrel Deide will represent the YES for Idaho Education campaign, and James Ruchti will represent the Vote NO on Props 1, 2, 3 campaign.

The League of Women Voters of Idaho is not taking sides on these issues. Local Leagues are working to help voters understand the Students Come First laws, and whether they should remain in place, or be repealed in the November election. It is the aim of the League to help voters make informed decisions.

Information about the referendums can be found on line at http://votenoprop123.com/, http://www.yes4idaho.com/, and at the Secretary of State’s website:http://www.sos.idaho.gov/elect/inits/initinfo.htm.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Voters Forum

lwvOn Tuesday, October 16th, the Pocatello League of Women Voters will be holding a voters forum. It is expected to last from 7p.m. to 9p.m..

This event will be held at the Pocatello City Hall, which is located at 911 North 7th Ave..This forum is for the county commissioner candidates and the county prosecutor candidates.

Marla Vik, Elmer Martinez, and Steve Herzog, offer a progressive future for the area and they need our support.

We wish the best of luck to our respective candidates and hope they perform well at the forum. We look forward to seeing you there!

Debate Watch Party

debatePocatello — On Tuesday, October 16th, the Bannock County Democrats will be holding a Debate Watch Party. We plan on watching the 2nd Presidential Debate at 7 p.m.

This event will be held at our headquarters, 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 (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.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

City Council Study Session

discriminationPlease come to the city council study session on Thursday, Oct. 11, 9 a.m. Discussion and information will be exchanged on the non-discrimination ordinance. Although you will not have a chance to speak, your presence will be noted by council members and could have an impact.

For more information call 234-8908.

Debate Watch Party

debatePocatello — On Thursday, October 11th, the Bannock County Democrats will be holding a Debate Watch Party. We plan on watching the 2012 Vice Presidential Debate at 7 p.m.

This event will be held at our headquarters, 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 (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.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Mayor's Town Hall Meeting

mayorbladPocatello Mayor Brian Blad is hosting a Town Hall Meeting Tuesday, October 9, 2012. Citizens are invited to join the Mayor and his guests from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 911 North 7th Avenue.

The first 30 minutes (6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.) of the meeting will be information about the City’s Special General Obligation Bond for a new animal shelter. Mary Remer, Animal Services Director, will be present to give a presentation and answer questions.

The second 30 minutes (6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) will be about the Idaho High School Rodeo Finals. Representatives from the local committee will be present to talk about the event and how citizens can get involved.

“I strongly encourage citizens to attend the meeting,” said Mayor Blad. “This is a great opportunity to find out more about two important issues in our community.” To accommodate as many people as possible, there will be a time limit of three (3) minutes per individual for questions during both sessions.

City Hall and the Council Chambers are accessible to persons with disabilities. Interpreters for persons with hearing impairments and/or taped information for persons with visual impairments can be provided upon three (3) days notice. For accessibility arrangements, contact Dave Hunt, ADA Coordinator, at voice phone: 208-234-6248; TDD: 208-232-5071; fax: 208-233-5149; e-mail: dhunt@pocatello.us; mailing address: PO Box 4169, Pocatello, ID 83205-4169; or physical address: 215 West Bonneville Street, Pocatello, ID.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Political Soup Luncheon

elainesmithPocatello — On Wednesday, October 10th, the Bannock County Democrats will be holding the first of our October 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 Elaine Smith, incumbent candidate for Idaho House of Representatives, District 29-B. Rep. Smith is running for her 7th term in the Idaho House of Representative. She is a member of the Idaho House State Affairs Committee, the Business Committee, Environment, Energy & Technology, the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee and the Health Care Task Force. Rep. Smith has been honored with numerous awards for her civic, state and educational work, and is active in many organizations, including the United Way, Gate City Rotary Club and the American Association of University Women.

Born and raised in Idaho, Elaine received her degree from Idaho State University. She and her husband Rick have been married for 44 years and have three grown children and six grandchildren. She is retired from the Pocatello-Chubbuck School District.

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.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Nicole LeFavour Speech

nicoleSenator 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 Thursday, October 4th at 12pm at the lounge next to the C-store located inside Idaho State University's Rendezvous Complex.

For more information or to donate, volunteer or become involved with the campaign, please visit http://4idaho.org/ Nicole is also active on Facebook and Twitter.

The Pocatello office can be reached at 760-0234.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Political Potluck & Debate Watch Party

shelterPocatello — On Wednesday, October 3rd, the Bannock County Democrats will be holding a Political Potluck & Debate Watch Party. Please bring a dish to share with others. Opening remarks will begin at 5:30 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 Sheriff Lorin Nielson, Bannock County Sheriff. He will be speaking about various current county issues. As a reminder, Sheriff Nielson is running unopposed in this year's November election.

After remarks from Sheriff Nielson, we plan on watching the 1st 2012 Presidential Debate at 8 p.m.

Political Potluck 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.