Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman's Guide to Winning Any Office, from the PTA to the White House (Paperback)
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.
About the Author
Author of Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman's Guide to Winning Any Office, from the PTA to the White House and University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy Lecturer, Rebecca Sive, (www.rebeccasive.com), writes and speaks on American women's pursuit of public leadership and political power. A founding member of the Illinois Human Rights Commission, Sive has been a leader of many public-interest organizations; an adviser to other women leaders, including some featured in Every Day Is Election Day; and among organizers of women's issues agendas for presidents 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)