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SATURDAY, FEB. 16, 2013

Women vote too

On Feb. 4, the U.S. Senate voted 85 to 8 to take up a renewal of the Violence Against Women Act. Idaho’s Sen. Jim Risch was one of the eight who voted no.

Wanting to protect your daughters and wives from physical abuse is not a partisan political issue.

Politicians who are re-elected vote the way their constituents want them to vote. Whom was Risch trying to please with his no vote?

Isn’t it time to tell Risch that his vote is unacceptable, and we will remember it in the voting booth in November 2014?

Clearly, Risch has forgotten that women vote.

Dick Artley

Grangeville, Idaho



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