Lyn Dillies – Your Vote is Magic
Award winning Master Illusionist Lyn Dillies is on a mission. Besides headlining around the country with her full scale illusion show, she has conjured up a one-woman public service campaign called Your Vote Is Magic! to bring attention to the critical importance of casting one’s vote to make a difference. She is reaching out to middle school, high school and college age students to enlighten them about the power of their vote and civic responsibility.
Ms. Dillies has a well earned reputation for creating innovative magic – one of the tools that has helped her raise voting awareness was the massive-scale illusion involving the “mascots” of the two political parties. In the illusion, Lyn produced a live elephant and a live donkey, out of thin air, before an audience of a thousand people in an open field, in one minute flat. One can see this jaw-dropping illusion at www.yourvoteismagic.com
The second phase of her endeavor is a new 167-page paperback book she wrote called, ‘Your Vote Is Magic!’ By reading it, one can learn how it all happened and why. The reader can follow Lyn’s early love of magic and understand just why she is so passionate about empowering voters.
It includes voting history; provocative quotes about voting from famous folk; whimsical archival political cartoons; and an absorbing review of the successful woman’s suffrage movement.
Voting is “the unparalleled freedom to steer our own course, and its price has been dear throughout history,” says Lyn. “Many Americans have paid the ultimate sacrifice to defend and preserve the right to vote – and we honor their memories when we exercise that right. I sincerely hope that my book raises young people’s awareness of voting as a sacred privilege.”
Now for the third phase of her mission. Lyn has developed a program geared for students and civic groups to talk about her career, and why she was so compelled to create her public service campaign and illusion called Your Vote Is Magic! She also focuses on why voting is so important, how it impacts our everyday lives, and that every vote really does matter. “The heart of magic is transformation – and nothing in American society is more transformative than an election. And when an election’s outcome is close, it underscores the truth that every vote really counts.”
Lyn’s hour long program incorporates spectacular illusions from her touring show, a power point presentation, and video footage of the historic illusion she performed. It promises to be entertaining and inspiring, as well as educational. It delivers a magical, strategic approach to get students engaged in the voting process.
For more information on Lyn and her speaking schedule, please contact Ken Abrahams at 781-436-3187.
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