Reclaim Idaho is a new state-wide initiative to reclaim the values that Idahoans have traditionally held in support of good public schools and strong educational systems, and quality health care for all citizens.
Kick-off event: Sandpoint native and nationally acclaimed author Marilynne Robinson, will headline a campaign launch event July 20, 2017 at the Panida Theater in Sandpoint. Robinson is an eloquent advocate for public education, a Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author of essays and novels including “Housekeeping,” set in a fictional version of Sandpoint that drew upon her childhood experiences. Emphasizing the importance of public schools, Robinson says: “They gave me my mind.”
Two 2003 Sandpoint High School graduates, Luke Mayville and Garrett Strizich, are the prime organizers of this grassroots campaign. Mayville has gone on to a career as educator, teaching civics and political philosophy at Columbia University. Strizich is an aspiring rural physician and currently a medical student in the University of Washington partner program with the University of Idaho.
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