Marilynne Robinson - July 20th at the Panida Theater


Dear Friends and Fellow Citizens,
If you haven’t already done so, mark your calendar for the evening of Thursday, July 20th, when we will officially launch the Reclaim Idaho campaign at the Panida Theater. We are thrilled to announce that we will be joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Sandpoint native Marilynne Robinson, who has accepted our invitation to return to her hometown to speak about the value of public education.

Robinson’s first novel, “Housekeeping,” was set in a fictional version of Sandpoint. Her 2012 collection of essays, “When I Was a Child I Read Books,” tells the story of an extraordinary mind that was first shaped and nurtured by public school teachers in North Idaho. We can’t think of a better spokesperson for the cause of Idaho public schools.

Please join us on July 20th. More importantly, send us an email at with the subject line "ready for action," and we'll tell you how to become a neighborhood team leader. As we’ve said before: Keep in mind that you don’t need to be a natural politician or an experienced activist to be a leader in this movement. You just need to be ready for action. If you can’t volunteer but you’d like to help us cover our organizing costs, you can donate here
Luke Mayville