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ICAP Introductory Letter to Legislators, May 2020

Dear Legislator,


Idaho Children Are Primary Inc (ICAP), is a non-profit 501c4 organization led by a group of thought leaders with the common goal of advocating for the well-being of children and families in the state of Idaho.

ICAP represents a diverse group of policy makers, business leaders, educators, physicians and other advocates for families and children. Despite our different backgrounds and agendas, we all have the same goal in mind when it comes to policy and law: bringing the welfare of Idaho children to the forefront.

Along with this introductory letter, please see our Kids Matter Index on the back of this letter, which provides your individual votes on 10 pieces of legislation. This index evaluates bills pertaining to children by asking the question: “Is this good for Idaho kids?”


Our goal is to support you and provide advice based on data and analysis. We want to ensure that you have all the information on these issues that impact Idaho children and families.

Stay tuned for our upcoming website and Facebook page. We are looking forward to working with you in the next session.

Sincerely yours,


ICAP Advisory Board

Trent Clark

Patricia Kempthorne

Staci Darmody

Alicia Lachiondo, MD

John Rusche, MD

Cindy Wilson

Christopher Streeter, MD

Cristina Leon, DO


A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove... but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.” -Forest E. Witcraft



Idaho Children Are Primary Legislator Voting Record

Representative Chris Abernathy D29


We have tabulated your individual rating based on your voting record from the 2020 session on 10 bills:


Bills helpful and protective of children: H406, H466, H523, H538, H549, H594, H644

Bills adverse to children: H340a, H455a, H500a



Your score: 100%


This 2020 score will not be published and can only be shared by you.


In the 2021 session, we will be providing you with thoughtful, evidence-based analysis on the legislation that affects children and families in the key areas of education, healthcare and economic security.


Please reach out if we can be of further support to you and your constituents.


Sincerely yours,

ICAP Advisory Board



1 = Voted in support of Idaho Children Are Primary position

0 = Voted in opposition of Idaho Children Are Primary position

A/E = Absent/Excused (not counted in individual percentages)

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