“A compassionate city is an uncomfortable city! A city that is uncomfortable when anyone is homeless or hungry. Uncomfortable if every child isn’t loved and given rich opportunities to grow and thrive. Uncomfortable when as a community we don’t treat our neighbors as we would wish to be treated.”
--Karen Armstrong, Founder of the global movement, The Charter for Compassion
Workers at Hecla's Lucky Friday Mine are on strike. They want what we all want, better wages, benefits and the right to collective bargain for safe working conditions. Its time we stand up for our union brothers and sisters, because we all will benefit. Stand up for worker's rights by adding your comments on the USW Local 5114's facebook page.
The Miners have a picket planned in CDA on Thursday 3/23/17 from 8 am till 1 pm and from 1 pm till 6 pm. They need folks to help support the afternoon shift. You can call Dominic at 208-755-7222 if you wish to participate. Show up and support the Miners. Miners show up and support your Union. "One Day Longer, One Day Stronger"!!!
You can also contact Hecla and let them know that you support the miner's and their fight for fair treatment.
Hecla Mining - Coeur d’Alene
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815-9408
A Celebration of Women's History Month
Running for School Board
If you are serious about making a change, the place to start is right here at the local level: Run for School Board Trustee. Trustees work with the parents, teachers, district staff and board colleagues – to define and achieve the board’s goals and objectives. If you believe in protecting and improving public education, you can make an impact right now. Remember, Change Begins Locally.
If you are tired of standing by while others take action, step forward and submit a declaration of candidacy now. Trustee positions are available for Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls and Lakeland school districts. The time to start is now. The election is May 16. Go to your district's website for more information. REMEMBER: The deadline to file is Mar 17; the election is May 16.
Serving on your school board is a great starting point if you have any intentions of running for higher office. It is also important that our school boards include representatives who hold progressive values. The health of our public school system depends on it.
So don't delay, the time is now! A great resource for potential school board candidates is www.runningforschoolboard.info.
I might be able to answer some of your questions. Please contact me: 755-9590.
If Running isn't Right for You
If running for school board is too daunting, put your initiative to work by helping a school board candidate run for office. Candidates need help with with fundraising, literature distribution, messaging, strategy and everything else involved in campaigning.
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