Politics, Voting and Government can be confusing and hard to admit you don’t know much about or you’ve never voted. Well you’re not alone. However, now it’s Fun, Fast & Easy…
Lisa Fontana is an average American who kept a dark secret… she didn’t cast her first vote for anything until she turned 35 years old! She had tried to buy a book to teach her about politics or the government so she could vote with confidence, but the bookstore shelves were lined with negativity, and all of them played the blame game. So, she researched it herself, quietly putting the pieces together on her own until she figured it out. With an unwavering dedication to judgment free, balanced information (with a healthy dollop of funny and silly tossed in) she bridges the gap between people ‘in the know’ and you and Me, The People.
In 2008 she became a Field Organizer for Obama For America. She was then immersed in the political world by way of Iowa (Linda Langston, Linn County Supervisor, now Director of Strategic Relations for NACo). In March of 2015 Hillary Clinton requested a copy of Me, The People during her Listening Tour, and pieces were reflected in the ‘fourth fight’ in the Hillary for America Campaign Launch Speech. Lisa is currently a deputy voter registrar for Illinois, as well as a District Leader for No Labels www.NoLabels.org
Her background is geared toward voter outreach: Encouraging current non-voters to feel welcome and wanted in politics and their government. Ms. Fontana explained her motivation for writing the guide, “I didn’t write it to make money. I wrote it to share what I learned with anyone else who might be trying to figure it out too.”
Let’s welcome 1 Million people to politics & government by Nov. 8th, 2016