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Lisa Stone

Lisa Stone

Human Rights Activist

Lake County-Vernon Township Coalition for Safe Drinking

Cook, IL

Lisa Stone is an advocate of government transparency. After becoming politically active during the 1990s, Lisa realized how important it is for elected officials to be upfront with their constituents. The health of a democratic society ultimately depends on elected officials treating their constituents as equals a...





Government Transparency


Government transparency is vital to a healthy society. Lisa Stone says, “Any person is vulnerable to justifying wrongdoing. However, transparency ensures that human nature won’t undermine a fair democracy.” Unfortunately, transparency doesn’t just happen. Citizens have to demand it of their elected officials and make them understand that if they fail to be transparent, there will be consequences. “It is important to hold our government leaders accountable. Without transparency this becomes impossible.

Lisa believes that it’s important to join with others in order to make a difference. A solid base of committed individuals who are concerned about the same issue can have a positive impact on society. Lisa also believes that speaking out as often as possible is essential to spreading awareness and getting elected officials to listen.

Government Transparency


Lisa Stone learned firsthand the importance of government transparency while serving on the Buffalo Grove Board of Trustees. Unfortunately, Lisa found that transparency is sorely lacking. While there are laws that promote transparency, these laws are often abused by those in power. Again, this is another reason why it is necessary for citizens to remain aware of their elected officials—so that they can be held accountable for their actions or inaction

Lisa's Water Safety Website

Lisa Stone of Buffalo Grove touches on topics like clean water, drinking water safety, and how we go about getting safe drinking water.

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Lisa's Opioid Abuse Prevention Website

Lisa Stone of Buffalo Grove speaks about the opioid crisis in the United States and steps to take for prevention and even treatment of opioid abuse.

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