Wow. Wow wow wow. I'm not easily "wow'd." But tonight, tonight I was wow'd. In fact, I was beyond wow'd. As I sat in my seat at the Panida, I was humbled. Humbled beyond my grasp, humbled beyond any influence I could hope to have in this dear town of mine.
This is exciting.
This is humbling.
Seeing close to 300 people gather tonight to "Reclaim Idaho." To reclaim it for the middle class by supporting education, funding healthcare and giving access to public lands.
To RECLAIM IDAHO. I'm humbled. I'm excited. I am THANKFUL. I am thankful to Luke and Garrett. You had a hope. And a mission, and you did it. You DID IT. And you're DOING IT.
Thank you. THANK YOU. ❤️
---Megan Johnson, a Reclaim Idaho volunteer
|Janende Grende and her granddaughter attended, and Luke's mom Linda took tickets.|
|Bonner's Books provided signed copies of Marilynne Robinson's novels at the event.|
|Students from Sandpoint High School served as ushers.|
|Garrett Stizich and a Reclaim Idaho volunteer worked some technical strategies to live stream the event around the state.|
|A packed house for the kick off of Reclaim Idaho.|
|Sally Moon, who has already participated in neighborhood groups associated with Reclaim Idaho, gave a brief speech on her experiences with the movement thus far.|
For more information about Reclaim Idaho, visit www.reclaimidaho.org.
|Lots of fun visiting after the event along with a spirit of great enthusiasm for what had happened on the Panida stage.|