I saw as a teacher how, if you take that spark of learning that those children have, and you ignite it, you can take a child from any background to a lifetime of creativity and accomplishment. But if you snuff out that spark of learning, it is the cruelest and most shortsighted thing a nation can do. Too many children see that spark of learning snuffed out.
2nd CD: We have a candidate!
Debbie Holmes announced her intention to run for Congress against Mike Simpson in the 2nd CD at Ahavath Beth Israel synagogue in Boise. A brief platform says, "Debbie Holmes for Congress...A Democrat for Idaho District #2. Mortgage relief for the people, not the banks...Education instead of incarceration....Bill of rights is not negotiable...Healthcare for all....Support our troops, not defense contractors."
You can check out the campaign at her Facebook group (Facebook login required).
If you want to collect signatures, download the form, get signatures and take it to your county clerk. The filing deadline is THIS FRIDAY, so time is of the essence.
Thank you, Debbie. We all breathe a sigh of relief tonight.