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Reed to speak at HREI banquet

Former presidential assistant will be keynote speaker

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Posted: Friday, April 4, 2014 12:00 am

Bruce Reed, Rhodes scholar and former assistant to President Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama, will be this year's keynote speaker at the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations' 17th annual human rights banquet.

Tickets are on sale now for the human rights banquet, which will be held April 28 at the Best Western Plus Coeur d'Alene Inn, 506 W. Appleway. A reception will begin at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m.

Reed's most recent public policy position was serving for three years as chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden. Reed is currently president of the Broad Education Foundation.

"We have been fortunate to feature such prominent public officials as former Idaho Gov. Phil Batt, Sen. Mike Crapo, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood and now Reed as our banquet keynote speakers," said task force president Christie Wood.

During the banquet, the task force will recognize former Coeur d'Alene Mayor Sandi Bloem and the 2013 City Council members whose support led to the June 2013 adoption of a city ordinance banning discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations based on sexual orientation.

Gregory C. Carr, Mary Lou Reed, Scott Reed and the Human Rights Education Institute will be inducted into the Idaho Hall of Fame during the banquet.

Individual tickets are $40 or tables can be purchased for $500 or $1,000. All profits will go to the Human Rights Education Institute for its work including the awarding of four annual NIC minority student scholarships. The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, April 25. For more information, call (208) 765-3932 or 292-2359.

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6 comments:

  • Veeeee posted at 2:40 pm on Sat, Apr 5, 2014.

    Veeeee Posts: 422

    I was in the same graduating class as Bruce. He was the smartest guy in our class. I never knew him personally, but I remember he was accepting of everyone and cared about his school and community. To see where he and his wife went in life is truly amazing.

     
  • petand posted at 12:27 pm on Fri, Apr 4, 2014.

    petand Posts: 361

    I did look up the numbers. ID Sec of State data and AP data which are both the same and validate my comments.

     
  • lapua208 posted at 12:09 pm on Fri, Apr 4, 2014.

    lapua208 Posts: 238

    @petand.... I didn't make the numbers up, I did a search and used the Wiki numbers. If those are off a little so be it, I stand by my post. You can look the numbers up as I did......

     
  • petand posted at 11:20 am on Fri, Apr 4, 2014.

    petand Posts: 361

    So if you're going to make up a number about the 2012 election results why not say Obama won 1% or zero %? Or is that taking it too far? Fact is, it is true and disappointing that Obama only won 31.5% in Kootenai County, pretty much the same as the state result, but what was the national outcome in 2012 again? This comment is just another typically repub example of making up their own facts.

     
  • wwrd posted at 8:59 am on Fri, Apr 4, 2014.

    wwrd Posts: 243

    Wasn't this story just in the paper the other day? You can tell who the editor wants to promote politically, jeeesh.

     
  • lapua208 posted at 7:17 am on Fri, Apr 4, 2014.

    lapua208 Posts: 238

    ""Bruce Reed, Rhodes scholar and former assistant to President Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama, will be this year's keynote speaker at the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations' 17th annual human rights banquet."" Let's see.... Imam Owebama carried 11% of the presidential votes in Kootenai County in the last election.... wonder what the turn our will be at $40 per ticket? Would have been better off getting Mike Vick as your keynote speaker!

     
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