It was such a pleasure talking to Jess, who talks about how she became involved with the Libertarian Party along with an increasing number of women. We talk about her efforts in the 2016 election as a staffer for Gary Johnson and what to look forward to in the 2020 Presidential Election. Jess also talks about Libertarian stances on everything from the environment to the sex work industry. If you are a member of the Libertarian Party or seriously considering, you do not want to miss this episode.
About the Guests:
Meet Jess, the Libertarian Party’s Membership Manager. Jess Mears has been a Libertarian activist since 2007. She founded Libertarian groups on a college campus, a retirement community and at the county level. In 2010, Jess ran for state senate in Ohio at the age of 21. Jess has been involved with over a dozen Libertarian campaigns. In 2016, Jess traveled the country with Governors Gary Johnson and Bill Weld as the campaign's Director of Events. In 2018, she served as campaign manager for the Foxall For Florida House District 72 Special Election; this campaign broke records for fundraising and media garnered. Jess received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Cincinnati in Communications and Public Relations. She lives in Alexandria, VA and works out of the Libertarian Party's National Headquarters. In addition to managing the party's membership programs, she serves as the Social Media Manager and in various other roles. During the recent government shutdown, with a little help from her friends, Jess coordinated a nationwide effort of Libertarian activists to remove litter from 20+ national parks. This effort resulted in some of the best media exposure the party has received for non-political campaign related activities. Jess's spring 2019 speaking engagements will give Libertarians a forecast on the 2020 presidential race and how to best prepare.
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