Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman's Guide to Winning Any Office, from the PTA to the White House

Chicago Review Press
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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.
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Rebecca Sive is president of the Sive Group, Inc., a public affairs strategy company. She has held numerous public positions, including commissioner of the Illinois Human Rights Commission. After cofounding the Midwest Women’s Center, she went on to assist many groundbreaking political women as an adviser and fund-raiser, including Geraldine Ferraro and U.S. senators Barbara Mikulski, Mary Landrieu, Debbie Stabenow, and Amy Klobuchar. In addition, she has developed and led many programs to increase women's visibility and influence in American public life. She lives in Chicago. Anna Eleanor Roosevelt is the granddaughter of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. She is the president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Northern New England and chairs the Roosevelt Institute, a nonprofit organization carrying forward the legacy and values of her grandparents. She has a long history of volunteer service on the boards of the March of Dimes, Roosevelt University, Spelman College, and the Foundation for the National Archives, and is currently a member of the board of directors for the Maine Community Foundation and NetImpact. She lives in Portland, Maine.

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Chicago Review Press
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Published on
Aug 31, 2013
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9781613746653
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Women in Business
Political Science / Political Process / Campaigns & Elections
Political Science / Women in Politics
Social Science / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
Social Science / Women's Studies
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