Saturday, September 29, 2007

Vote Lisi signs sweep Holyoke

from The Sun, September 28, 2007

HOLYOKE- Residents and visitors alike cannot travel across the city for long without encountering one of the red, white, and blue signs advertizing Rebecca Lisi’s At-Large Campaign for City Council. Lisi, of 25 Reservation Rd., has been campaigning door-to-door since July of this year, making use of both the internet and personal contact with voters to deliver her campaign message. The lawn signs display her website ( so even a brief glimpse of the familiar colors can be enough of a lead for residents-on-the-go to learn more about her campaign goals.

“I understand that residents lead busy lives and cannot always make it to events or meetings where issues are being discussed. My campaign website allows people to ‘connect’ to local politics, despite time constraints, and provides access to ideas and information about improving our quality of life in Holyoke,” said Lisi.

Rebecca Lisi’s campaign focuses on three primary goals: strong schools that are supported by community members and organizations, downtown revitalization and zoning that directs development towards the city center, and creating more jobs in Holyoke by attracting new businesses to the city with creative incentives.

“Policies that help re-connect residents to opportunities downtown will help create investments that will ultimately serve and sustain the entire city,” said Lisi.
Lisi has gone door-to-door in Wards 3, 5, 6 and 7. She plans to continue canvassing until the election and anticipates covering most of the city. While knocking on doors, Lisi is communicating her campaign message while allowing residents the opportunity to share with her, their experiences and concerns. Rebecca Lisi is interested in an open and responsive city government. The blog component on her website is set up to collect feedback, comments, and questions that contribute to the dialogue as well.

Lisi remarks, “Going door-to door is very humbling. You realize that there is value in each person’s perspective or understanding of a situation, although they may be different. I intend on being a councilor who will utilize these distinctions and remain attentive to the diverse needs of all of Holyoke’s residents”.

Labels: , ,

Letter to the Editor, Vote Lisi

from The Sun, September 28, 2007

Dear Editor:

Two years ago I answered a knock at the door and encountered Rebecca Lisa for the first time. We chatted about some local issues, some we agreed on and a few we didn’t. In all cases Rebecca had a considered and thoughtful point of view. I talked to some of my neighbors after that encounter and urged them to give her consideration…and was of course disappointed when she fell short of the vote total needed for election from Ward 7..

Since then Rebeccas has continued to stay abreast of local political issues, and once again is running for a council position…this time as a council(wo)man-at-large. Holyoke needs farsighted and thoughtful people like Rebecca in council…people who will sometimes take the lead, sometimes challenge, but always put the welfare of the community and effectiveness/efficiency of governement first. Rebecca is a person who establishes high expectations of herself and her work, and encourages others to do the same. I believe she would add a vibrant, effective energy to the city council if elected.

I urge you as well as my fellow citizens of Holyoke (both Anglo and Latino) to pay close attention to this young woman during the campaign. I believe you will conclude, as I have, that REBECCA LISI deserves both your newspaper’s endorsment and the votes of the citizens of Holyoke.

Harry F Lavo

Labels: , ,

Friday, September 28, 2007

Event: Nuestras Raices Harvest Festival

Candidate Lisi will be at the Harvest Festival this Saturday, September 29, from 12-3:30pm

Farmer Heriberto Santiago and the members of Nuestras Raices invite you to:
the 14th Annual Festival de la Cosecha/Harvest Festival

September 29th, 12pm-6pm

en La Finca - Nuestras Raices Farm
24 Jones Ferry Road, Holyoke, MA
Entrance Free

Don't miss - live bands playing traditional music, puerto rican-style pig roast (lechon asado) and other great food, demonstrations of Paso Fino Horses and pony rides, activities for children, nature walks by the Connecticut River

For more information, call Hilda Colon- (413) 535-1789

Sponsored by - Massachusetts Cultural Council, Mass Latino Chamber of Commerce, Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts, Holyoke Food & Fitness Policy Council, the Ford Foundation

Labels: , ,

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Event: Meet and Greet, 18 Florence Ave.

Saturday, September 29, from 4:00-6:00pm
Pat Duffy is hosting a "Meet and Greet" event at her home at 18 Florence Ave., Holyoke.

Neighbors interested in learning about Candidate Lisi's campaign focus are invited to attend.

View Larger Map

Labels: ,

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Event: Meet and Greet, 51 Portland St.

Saturday, September 15, from 2:00-4:00pm
Carlos and Elaine Vega are hosting a "Meet and Greet" event at their home at 51 Portland St., Holyoke.

Neighbors interested in learning about Candidate Lisi's campaign focus are invited to attend.

View Larger Map

Labels: ,

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Video Clip from Kick-Off Event; June 13, 2007

Press play to begin clip.