Every Day Is Election Day
A Woman's Guide to Winning Any Office, from the PTA to the White House
Publication Date: August 2013
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With expert guidance and abundant resources, this practical and inspirational guide is for women at all stages of life who want to seek and win public leadership and public office at any level. According to research, women considering leadership positions or running for elected office are more inhibited than men by family concerns and by a lack of confidence, and speaking directly to these issues, this book offers pragmatic advice and strategies for women’s daily lives as advocates, candidates, and powerbrokers and shares the true-life stories, secrets of success, and frank suggestions of women who have led, run, and won. This handy reference teaches women how to surmount public barriers, conquer private fears, and run a winning campaign—be it for a PTA position, board president, U.S. senator, or beyond—with joy, humor, confidence, and no apologies.
A frequent Huffington Post contributor, Rebecca Sive writes and speaks on American women’s pursuit of public leadership and power, and on race and gender in American life. A founding, gubernatorially appointed member of the Illinois Human Rights Commission, she has been a leader of many public-interest organizations, including NARAL: Pro-Choice America; an adviser to other women leaders, including some featured in this book; and an organizer of women’s-issues agendas for presidents Carter, Clinton, and Obama. Anna Eleanor Roosevelt is a granddaughter of President Franklin (FDR) and Eleanor Roosevelt and chairs the Roosevelt Institute, a nonprofit organization carrying forward the legacy and values of her grandparents.
“[Sive] brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and wisdom to the subject, and she has the credibility to give sound guidance to women who seek public office and an influential voice in the public square.” —Debbie Walsh, Director of Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP)