I was recently in Washington, D.C., when a woman from Arizona came up to me on the street. She noticed the button I was wearing for our campaign, RiseUp Idaho.
“What’s that?” she asked. “It’s about restoring our democracy,” I said, “It’s not about party politics.” I then explained how we’re recruiting grassroots candidates and holding them accountable to what people really want in our state.
She then asked, “Is that coming from a Liberal, or a Conservative perspective?”
I said, “Tell me what those labels mean to you – because it seems to me that neither party, or those labels, mean much of anything anymore.”
So we started talking about the issues on our RiseUp Idaho platform. First, guns. We believe in banning assault rifles, and doing everything we can to make sure our schools are safe and our kids are no longer targets.Continue Reading...