Idaho Legislative Advocacy Event
The United Methodist Women of the Oregon-Idaho Conference are sponsoring an Idaho Legislative Event February 25 and 26 in Boise. This is an opportunity to become acquainted, or better acquainted, with the legislative process in Idaho. You do not need to be a member of United Methodist Women, do not need to be Methodist, and do not even need to be a woman to participate!
Sunday will focus on an overview of legislative issues. We have an interesting guest speaker and 2 important issues to be covered in this year. Our first speaker is Representative Priscilla Giddings from Whitebird, ID. She is a conservative Republican legislator and former US Air Force pilot who will talk about the role of women in the Idaho Legislature, and answer our questions.
The primary issues to be covered by the other speakers are the proposed U. S. Constitutional Convention, and expansion of Medicaid. The proposed US Constitutional Convention has potential for far-reaching consequences and is gaining traction in the Legislature. Expansion of health care coverage in Idaho is being approached on several different fronts and, while some of the proposals are compatible, others are of concern to many advocates of expanded coverage.
Participants will also receive printed materials about the legislative process and the state’s budget process, and agendas of the Monday committee meetings. Monday, participants will visit the Capitol for a 9 am tour, and then have the option to attend committee meetings and sessions of the House and Senate.
Monday noon we will have lunch with our legislators at Lindsay Hall of the First Presbyterian Church, a block from the Capitol.
Cost is $25, which includes Sunday supper and Monday lunch.
Deadline for registration is February 19. Additional information and a registration form are available here. For more information, you can contact Mary Getchell