Idaho, known popularly for potatoes and one corner of Yellowstone National Park, might strike some people as an odd addition to a directory of progressive resources. After all, the Aryan Nation and the John Birch Society get an awful lot of press in a state that doesn't often make national headlines.
The truth is, of course, far from what the mainstream news media broadcasts on its nationwide networks. When my car ran off the road four miles north of Boise, I encountered help and hospitality from the area's low-profile aging hippies. Up in Moscow, I've seen a community with a strong progressive presence, and found books there commemorating the kind of Washington D.C. protests that usually get all the coverage.
The land of Idaho has an awful lot for the people there to love, and though it is not as showy as the landscapes in some states, the traffic makes less of a presence too. A casual survey reveals a high desert full of dried up sage, but a dig below finds strong liberal roots that only need a good rain to wake them up.
in our search for Idaho progressives, we have found a lot of dedicated organizations and individuals. However, we know that there are even more to be found. We want to help Idaho progressives in their efforts to make the world a better place, so, if you know of any progressive groups, candidates, and information resources in Idaho that we don't already have listed in this directory, get in touch and we'll take a look, and consider adding them to this growing catalog of people working for freedom, fairness, and human decency in Idaho.
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Progressive Bumper Stickers & Shirts
The Anti-War Shop
The Real Republican Party Platform
Magniloquence Against War
Further Than Atheism
The Irregular Bin
The Department of Credulity Studies
|Progressive Organizations in Idaho
Progressive Democrats of America, Idaho Chapter
|Mainstream News and Information Sources
Messages for Idaho Progressives
The Irregular State of Idaho