EVERY DAY IS ELECTION DAY A WOMANS GUIDE TO WINNING ANY OFFICE FROM THE PTA TO THE WHITE HOUSE

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Every Day Is Election Day

Author : Rebecca Sive
ISBN : 9781613746653
Genre : Business & Economics
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Every Day Is Election Day is a practical, inspirational guide for women who want to achieve political leadership and influence public policy. In her no-nonsense, woman-to-woman style, public affairs strategist and consultant Rebecca Sive offers insider advice for women’s daily lives as advocates, candidates, and powerbrokers. This accessible primer explains how to surmount public barriers, conquer private fears, and run a campaign with humor, confidence, and no apologies. Sive provides tips for realizing the power of sisterhood, bankrolling oneself, creating an inimitable brand, and getting men to accept a take-charge personality. She also shares the secrets of success, and frank suggestions from women who have led, run, and won, including US senators Mary Landrieu and Debbie Stabenow; Planned Parenthood Federation of America president Cecile Richards; Cook County, Illinois, board president Toni Preckwinkle; feminist activist Shelby Knox; and many others. Whether you want to become more actively involved in the issues you care about, or you’re considering a run for a PTA position, board president, US senator or beyond, Every Day Is Election Day will inspire you to stand up, stand out, and treat each day as part of a winning campaign.
Category: Business & Economics

Off The Sidelines

Author : Kirsten Gillibrand
ISBN : 9780804179089
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton Fourteen years before Kirsten Gillibrand succeeded Hillary Rodham Clinton as senator from New York, she heard her future mentor say these life-changing words: “Decisions are being made every day in Washington, and if you are not part of those decisions, you might not like what they decide, and you’ll have no one to blame but yourself.” A young corporate lawyer at the time, Gillibrand felt as if she’d been struck by lightning. She instantly knew that her voice—all women’s voices—were essential to shaping the future of this country, and that she had a greater purpose in life: to speak up and effect change. Now, in this extraordinary memoir, the senator, wife, and mother of two recounts her personal journey in public service and galvanizes women to reach beyond their busy lives and make a meaningful difference in the world around them. Off the Sidelines is a playbook for women who want to step up, whether in Congress or the boardroom or the local PTA. If women were fully represented in politics, Gillibrand says, national priorities would shift to issues that directly impact them: affordable daycare, paid family medical leave, and equal pay. Pulling back the curtain on Beltway politics, she speaks candidly about her legislative successes (securing federally funded medical care for 9/11 first responders, repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell) and her crushing disappointments (failing by five votes to pass a bill protecting survivors of sexual assault in the military). Gillibrand also shares stories of growing up the daughter and granddaughter of two trailblazing feminists in a politically active family in Albany, New York, and retraces her nonlinear path to public office. She lays bare the highs and lows of being a young (pregnant!) woman in Congress, the joys and sacrifices every working mother shares, and the support system she turns to in her darkest moments: her husband, their two little boys, and lots of girlfriends. In Off the Sidelines, Gillibrand is the tough-love older sister and cheerleader every woman needs. She explains why “ambition” is not a dirty word, failure is a gift, listening is the most effective tool, and the debate over women “having it all” is absurd at best and demeaning at worst. In her sharp, honest, and refreshingly relatable voice, she dares us all to tap into our inner strength, find personal fulfillment, and speak up for what we believe in. Praise for Off the Sidelines “Gillibrand has written a handbook for the next generation of women to redefine their role in our world.”—Arianna Huffington “There are moments of immensely appealing self-disclosure that seldom appear in other books of this genre. . . . This isn’t your mother’s political memoir.”—The New York Times Book Review “Kirsten Gillibrand is a beautiful example of what we can become when we are true to ourselves and brave enough to let our voices be heard. This book is intimately honest and deeply insightful.”—Connie Britton “One of the most helpful, readable, down-to-earth, and truly democratic books ever to come out of the halls of power.”—Gloria Steinem “A powerful message . . . Gillibrand [is] a fearless advocate for women.”—Marie Claire “With her new memoir, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand seems to be taking a page out of the presidential playbook. . . . In style, however, Gillibrand’s book differs significantly from previous political memoirs. Hers is a quick read, chatty, candid.”—The Washington Post From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

When Women Win

Author : Ellen R. Malcolm
ISBN : 9780544443389
Genre : Political Science
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"A must-read, sure to engage. . . An important and richly narrated reminder to women of why, 'If you not at the table, you’re on the menu.'” —Jessica Valenti, founder of Feministing.com and author of Full Frontal Feminism “Women had to fight first for the vote, and then for the right to be voted for. No one, but no one, has been more crucial to this ongoing struggle than Ellen Malcolm, and no one has more revealing stories to tell, her own plus those of women candidates in all our diversity. When Women Win will give you faith that this country might one day become a democracy.” —Gloria Steinem In 1985, aware of the near-total absence of women in Congress, Ellen Malcolm launched EMILY’s List, a powerhouse political organization that seeks to ignite change by getting women elected to office. The rest is riveting history: since then, EMILY’s List has helped elect 23 women Senators, 12 governors, and 116 Democratic women to the House. When Women Win delivers stories of some of the toughest political contests of the past three decades, including the historic victory of Barbara Mikulski as the first Democratic woman elected to the Senate in her own right and Elizabeth Warren’s dramatic Senate win. When Women Win is both a page-turning political drama and an important look at the effects of women’s engagement in politics. “Both a rip-roaring political tale and an inspirational blueprint—with every trade secret revealed—of how and why Democratic women have been on the rise in electoral politics for three decades.” —Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic leader “Superwoman Ellen R. Malcolm, with Craig Unger, heroically continues to beat the drum for female equality in When Women Win.” —Vanity Fair
Category: Political Science

Lean Together

Author : Independent Women's Forum
ISBN : 1500182095
Genre : Political Science
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For too long progressives in Washington have put forth a picture of America in which government is the solution to every problem. Where a nanny state dictates our children's lunches, provides one-size-fits all health care, controls our education, and even determines what kinds of light bulbs we use. We've not only lost sight of what a healthy society looks like, but also forgotten that government is not the only -- or even the best -- solution to society's ills. Lean Together is 12 chapters, all written by female authors. It presents a better vision for America: smaller government, stronger communities, a vibrant economy, and more opportunity for women and men alike. It presents a vision of America in which republican ideals of limited government, virtue, and self-improvement are re-imagined and it offers concrete policy prescriptions that will rein in the progressive state, streamline government, and strengthen our economy. The IWF doesn't believe in a go-it-alone society. That's why this book also calls upon readers to join in making changes to ensure our communities provide greater opportunity and the potential for fulfillment, and to help is restore the idea that more freedom-not more government-is what will create truth health, security, prosperity, and ultimate happiness.
Category: Political Science

Campaign Boot Camp 2 0

Author : Christine Pelosi
ISBN : 9781609945169
Genre : Political Science
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Offers help and guidance to anyone looking to work in public service whether they are running for office, advocating for a cause, or fighting for a public policy issue.
Category: Political Science

Escape From Pretoria

Author : Tim Jenkin
ISBN : UOM:39015049770020
Genre : History
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Category: History

Ghost Boy

Author : Martin Pistorius
ISBN : 9781400205844
Genre : Religion
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They all thought he was gone. But he was alive and trapped inside his own body for ten years. In January 1988 Martin Pistorius, aged twelve, fell inexplicably sick. First he lost his voice and stopped eating. Then he slept constantly and shunned human contact. Doctors were mystified. Within eighteen months he was mute and wheelchair-bound. Martin's parents were told an unknown degenerative disease left him with the mind of a baby and less than two years to live. Martin was moved to care centers for severely disabled children. The stress and heartache shook his parents’ marriage and their family to the core. Their boy was gone. Or so they thought. Ghost Boy is the heart-wrenching story of one boy’s return to life through the power of love and faith. In these pages, readers see a parent’s resilience, the consequences of misdiagnosis, abuse at the hands of cruel caretakers, and the unthinkable duration of Martin’s mental alertness betrayed by his lifeless body. We also see a life reclaimed—a business created, a new love kindled—all from a wheelchair. Martin's emergence from his own darkness invites us to celebrate our own lives and fight for a better life for others.
Category: Religion

Campaign Boot Camp

Author : Christine Pelosi
ISBN : 9780979482205
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Attorney, author, and activist Christine Pelosi presents leadership lessons from the campaign trail for anyone who wants to run for office, advocate for a cause, or win a public policy issue. InCampaign Boot Camp: Basic Training for Future Leaders—A 7-Step Guide to Launching Successful Campaigns for Candidates and Causes, Pelosi uses a boot camp model to provide practical advice and “get real” exercises so that individual readers can integrate these leadership lessons into their own public service efforts on political campaigns, ballot initiatives, or non-profit ventures. Right from the stroller, Christine was campaigning with her mother, Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She has served candidates and party alike, and she knows like few others about the nuts and bolts of winning in politics. Distilling best practices from across the political spectrum, Pelosi shows aspiring leaders how to master the fundamentals of campaigning—management, message, money, and mobilization. She lays out a 7-step program for effective campaigning at all levels of public service, from community initiatives to congressional races: 1. Identify your call to service 2. Know your community 3. Build your leadership teams 4. Define your message 5. Connect with people 6. Raise the money 7. Mobilize to win Along the way, Pelosi features successful campaigners with their diverse backgrounds and experiences. Among the public servants and political professionals quoted in the book are: Donna Brazile, David Brock, Willie L. Brown, Jr., Max Cleland, Bill Clinton, Andrew Cuomo, Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr., Rahm Emanuel, Al Gore, Mahatma Gandhi, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kerry Kennedy, Frank Luntz, Ellen Malcolm, Gerald W. McEntee, Markos Moulitsas, Nancy Pelosi, Carl Pope, Bill Press, Ronald Reagan, Ann Richards, Karl Rove, Jack Valenti, Tim Walz, George F. Will, and Jim Zogby. Their writings and practices help make Campaign Boot Camp both a helpful guide to participatory democracy and an inspiring collective memoir.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Crisis Of Character

Author : Gary J. Byrne
ISBN : 9781455568888
Genre : Political Science
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In this runaway #1 New York Times bestseller, former secret service officer Gary Byrne, who was posted directly outside President Clinton's oval office, reveals what he observed of Hillary Clinton's character and the culture inside the White House while protecting the First Family in CRISIS OF CHARACTER, the most anticipated book of the 2016 election.
Category: Political Science

Houseboat Girl

Author : Lois Lenski
ISBN : 9781453227510
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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What would it be like to live on a houseboat on the Mississippi River with two parents, four kids, eight chickens, several turtles, a dog, and a cat? Patsy and her family are about to find out! At first, Patsy is upset when her parents decide to move from their home in River City, Illinois, to a houseboat on the Mississippi River. She’ll miss her house and friends, and she’s sure the trip downriver will be boring. Gradually, she and her brother and sisters get used to their new life. Patsy grows to love the ever-changing river, where she even learns to swim. But she can’t help longing for a real house—on land. Houseboat Girl is based on the experiences of real families living on the Mississippi River in the summer of 1954. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lois Lenski including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.
Category: Juvenile Fiction