By Matthew Gwin
Lisa Brown, Democratic candidate for the Washington Fifth Congre-ssional District, urged the roughly 250 audience members at the 2018 North Idaho Democracy Dinner to reject division in favor of cooperation in her keynote address.
The 16th annual edition of the event was held Thursday evening at The Red Lion Templin’s Hotel on the River in Post Falls and was presented by the Kootenai County Democrats.
“We’ve got to reject these false divisions, as if it’s the east and west coast of the country against the center of the country, as if it’s urban against rural, and liberal against conservative,” Brown said.
She referenced her own family as an example of people with different ideological views living in harmony.
“My dad is a proud conservative, gun-owning Catholic, still living a couple blocks from the oil refinery [in central Illinois] where I was raised,” Brown said.
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