Please join us for a special conversation with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, contributor to Why I Run: 35 Progressive Candidates Who Are Changing Politics, a collection of essays from progressives across the country. After Donald Trump was elected, a striking number of first-time candidates for office, as well as more women, LGBTQ people, and people of color ran for office. This includes Seattle's own Mayor, Jenny A. Durkan, a first time candidate and the first woman elected as Mayor in nearly a century.
Why I Run includes essays written by Stacey Abrams, Pramila Jayapal, Jenny Durkan, Kate Brown and others who share what encouraged them to run, what it takes to win, and what lessons can be learned in the face of a loss. This early evening event includes a moderated Q&A and book signing.
“This book is exactly the kind of inspiration we need, encapsulating the energy and vision embodied by every progressive candidate who stepped up and ran for office in 2018. They believe in a big-hearted, inclusive America, and their stories are a clarion call to all Americans who believe in their country and in the work it will take to change it for the better.” —Hillary Rodham Clinton