AnitaBalloonsAntonia is a political consultant and dedicated activist who has worked for, advised or trained political campaigns, party committees and advocacy organizations across the country for more than 25 years.

Antonia worked directly with cognitive linguist and best-selling author, George Lakoff, to develop practical ways for people to apply progressive framing in political campaigns.

PostcardSQShe has always been interested in developing new technology and methods. She helped create one of the first ever online volunteer management systems for the Jim Webb campaign in 2006, and won an international award for her work in strategic targeting for the Center for American Progress. Antonia continues to search for new ways to improve the political campaign craft.

Antonia is constantly in search of new ideas. She regularly talks with organizers, staffers and activists across the country to learn what’s new on the ground. She studies communications, decision psychology, cognitive linguistics and cultural anthropology. She also studies the history and development of new practices in the private sector, such as word of mouth and influencer marketing, customer relationship management, experience management and human-centered design, in order to bring this knowledge to the political community.

Antonia has worked for, advised or trained the following
campaigns, committees and organizations:

The Arizona Democratic Party
The Democratic Party of Florida
The Democratic Party of Virginia
The Idaho Democratic Party
The New Hampshire Democratic Party
The Minnesota Democratic Farm Labor Party
Fairfax County Democratic Committee
Arlington County Democratic Committee

Lake Research Partners
The Center for American Progress
Jerry Brown (various campaigns)
Mark Warner, Governor
Jim Webb for U.S. Senate (VA)
John Edwards for U.S. Senate (NC)
Jeanne Shaheen for U.S. Senate (NH)
Anita Malik for Congress (AZ-06)
Jim Moran for Congress (VA-8)
Barbara Lee for Congress (CA-13)
Victoria Wulsin for Congress (OH-2)
Michele Young for Congress (OH-01)
Wayne Powell for Congress (VA-7)
Katrine Swett for Congress (NH-02)
National Prostate Cancer Coalition (Zero)
Greenpeace CA / CalPIRG / The Environmental Working Group
California Taxpayers for Common Sense
Oakland Unified School District
Chicago Board of Education
Consumer Attorneys of California
Southern California Americans for Democratic Action
Independent Voters of Illinois – Independent Precinct Organization
and others…

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