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Community Organizing Comes To CdA

The community organizing tactics made famous by President Barack Obama have landed in Idaho, as activists in at least two cities fight for higher local minimum wage laws. In his run to the presidency, Obama shined a light on community organizing, an aggressive political move the left deploys to push for more programs and government spending. What worked in the ghettos of Chicago now comes to Coeur d’Alene and McCall, where people like Anne Nesse, a failed Democratic candidate for the Idaho Legislature, wants voters to decide if the government there can force businesses large and small to pay workers more. She’s joined in the effort, though hundreds of miles to the south, by Geoff Burns, a leader of the Occupy Boise movement/Dustin Hurst, Idaho Reporter. More here.

Question: Do you support/oppose the fledgling community organizing movement in Idaho?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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