HB 427 – Bringing Religious Discrimination to Idaho

Is discrimination about to become the law of the land in Idaho? If Republican Representative Lynn Luker gets his way, discrimination will become the new norm in. HB427, dubbed the “Religious Freedom Bill”, is a bill that was written primarily as a preemptive attack on the LGBT community.  It stipulates that;   “A person whose exercise of religion is burdened…

Luke Anorak – January 2014 Young Dem of the Month

Congratulations to our latest young democrat of the month. Luke is an avid political junkie, campaign volunteer, and enthusiastic supporter of all things Democratic. Read on below to learn what inspires Luke to volunteer and what his hopes are for a more progressive Idaho.   1. What made you want to get involved in politics and what was your first…

Let’s Kill the Supermajority

This past November supporters of the “Yes Yes for Boise” campaign experienced a heartbreaking loss. Despite both bonds receiving over 60 percent of the vote (the fire station measure received 64 percent and the parks and open spaces measure received 61 percent), the efforts failed to pass. Blame for this failure can rest squarely on the Idaho Constitution Supermajority Clause.…