Jobs: Throughout the great recession, young people in Idaho have faced difficult hardships when securing well paying and sustainable jobs. With the Idaho unemployment rate currently sitting at 8.5%, we will take our message on the road this year about the importance of economic prosperity, and we will continue to fight for job creation inside the legislature that will create more opportunities for the young voters in Idaho.
Education: Young Idahoans today making their way through high school and college will face a challenging environment in the 21st century workplace. As an organization we will remain committed to pushing for good educational funding so that Idaho can retain its best teachers and return to low class sizes to provide students with the highest quality education. Only with first class training, skills, and education will the Idaho youth be prepared to compete in the modern global economy.
Social Justice & Equality: A core part of the Idaho Young Democratic value is mainting a strong focus to support progress with human rights equality. We continue to support and focus on the importance of anti-bullying measures for the LGBTQ community, furthering efforts to advance progressive and equal treatment for immigrants and minorities, and much more. Keeping priority on human rights equality is a core standing value that is vital for a civil modern society where everyone benefits in the long run.
Ethics: In a state where a Republican super-majority currently rules all branches of government, we have seen repeated misuses of power and blatant breaches in ethical behavior by elected officials in the GOP lacking any sort of consequence. We will work hard to educate the young voters across the state why ethics is important, and how it is relevant to the issues that are key to our core values as young Democrats fighting for an accountable state government. Furthermore, we will work hard to elect Democrats who will continue to push for ethics reform in the Idaho Legislature.