The Idaho 97 Project in the news
Idaho Ed News
Aug 26, 2021
A majority of Idahoans have acted with compassion and common sense, protecting our neighbors and friends — and our fragile health care system — from the rampant spread of this virus. But a vocal minority, fueled by disinformation and extremist politics, is threatening that balance and undermining Idahoans’ innate understanding of the role individual responsibility and civic duty play in citizenship.
The Idaho Statesman
Mar 18, 2021
"A new group opposed to extremism and disinformation is asking the Attorney General’s Office to investigate an Ada County commissioner after he asked a judge to make “accommodations” for Ammon Bundy, who was denied access to the Ada County Courthouse in Boise after refusing to wear a mask."
The Idaho Press
Mar 9, 2021
"On the other side of the debate, hundreds of people in support of the public health order set up homemade signs in the parking lot of the district office Tuesday. On Wednesday, an online petition by a newly formed coalition called The 97% gained more than 1,600 signatures."
Jul 19, 2021
Idaho 97 Project Executive Director Mike Satz views the divide in Idaho politics as between the far right and everyone else.
“I’ve really got to hand it to both of the commissioners, Commissioner Kendra (Kenyon) and Commissioner (Rod) Beck, they really demonstrated how leaders can come together across political lines,” Satz said.
Lewiston Morning Tribine
Dec 18, 2020
"Hoping to show Little that an overwhelming number of Idahoans support a governor willing to lead more aggressively on the pandemic, a new grassroots group — The Idaho 97% — organized, as one of the founders Emily Walton told me this week, 'to let him know we need him to run Idaho.'"