Democracy and its Opposite

An Open Letter to Senator Cheatham on Idaho’s S1159

George Fenton
Jun 22 · 5 min read

Senator Cheatham,

I’m writing from Post Falls with a question about your support of Senate Bill 1159. I’m a graduate of Post Falls High School, in your district, and of Boise State, and I’m alarmed not just at your position on Idaho voter initiatives, but also at how few people seem to know about it. I’d love to change your mind, but I don’t expect to do that. My aim in publicly posting this is to bring some attention to your vote that will help North Idahoans make informed judgments about what you stand for and who should represent them. I’d also like to say at the outset, to be transparent, I’m not currently a constituent of yours, since I’m living in Michigan most of the year for graduate school. Your response will nonetheless be valuable to Idaho voters.

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Reclaim Idaho is a grassroots organization with over 2,000 volunteers in over 25 Idaho counties. We believe in the power of Idahoans, coming together, to tackle tough problems facing the state.