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State Democratic platform the most progressive in years

Letter to the Editor

As the Idaho County Democratic Party chair, it was my honor to serve, for the first time, in our local delegation to the Idaho Democratic Party (IDP) Platform Convention. The work of the party leadership, staff and delegates is praiseworthy. From this effort came what was described by the convention platform chair as the most progressive enacted in at least recent times. This document can be viewed on the state party’s website.

I would like to also point out that the delegates unanimously adopted a resolution that calls for the national party to rid itself of superdelegates. If acted on, this reform will move our party forward to a more democratic organization.

And it is with great pride, as a union member, that I can state that the IDP was the first state party to initiate contract negotiations with its staff, and soon these fine men and women will have a workplace organized under the great International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

I welcome any questions to my e-mail: Or better yet, attend our next meeting, tentatively scheduled for Aug. 13, especially those who were so energized in 2015-16.

John Andrechak



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