From Inspiration to Activism: A Personal Journey through Obama’s Presidential Campaign (Paperback)

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Mary Lang Sollinger offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at political canvassing and fundraising while following ordinary people doing extraordinary things for the love of our country.

Mary’s years of fundraising experience culminated in an incredible opportunity to host a fundraiser at her home with Senator Obama in the fall of 2007. Mary believed in all that he stood for and knew that she needed to do whatever it took to help Senator Obama and others seek political offices.

Mary was tireless in her efforts to get out the vote for Senator Obama through canvassing across Madison, Dubuque, Pittsburgh, and Indianapolis. While knocking on door after door, Mary found unique ways to overcome obstacles when trying to connect with people on the other side of those doors. She embodied Obama’s campaign mantra: respect, empower, include.

After the huge success of Senator Obama’s 2007 fundraiser, Mary went on to organize twelve fundraisers throughout Wisconsin in fourteen months. As a result of her fundraising successes, she was asked to serve on President Obama’s National Finance Committee, both in 2008 and 2012.

Mary has generously shared many inspirational and invaluable lessons learned throughout her years of experience. Included in her book is an epilogue with nine lessons and examples of successful fundraising for those who may want to host their own fundraising event.

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Mary offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at political canvassing and fundraising while following ordinary people doing extraordinary things for the love of our country. Mary’s years of fundraising experience for community and non-profit organizations culminated and translated into an incredible effort to get out the vote for Senator Obama. While knocking on door after door in Madison, Dubuque, Pittsburgh, and Indianapolis, Mary found unique ways to overcome obstacles when trying to connect with people on the other side of those doors. She embodied Obama’s campaign mantra: respect, empower, include. As a result of her grassroots work and her fundraising successes, she was asked to serve on President Obama’s National Finance Committee, both in 2008 and 2012. Mary has generously shared many inspirational and invaluable lessons learned throughout her years of experience. An epilogue is included with nine examples of successful fundraising events for those who want to have their own fundraising event for any organization.

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"Mary had a vision, and fortunately it matched Barack Obama's. Read her book."  —Edward Asner, Emmy award-winning actor, former President of the Screen Actors Guild


Product Details
ISBN: 9781942586760
ISBN-10: 1942586760
Publisher: Little Creek Press
Publication Date: March 1st, 2020
Pages: 244
Language: English