REBECCA: “I AM GRATEFUL TO YOU FOR ADDING YOUR VOICE TO THE ESSENTIAL CONVERSATION ABOUT WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP THAT WE NEED TO HAVE AS A COUNTRY.” Hillary Rodham Clinton
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During the week of Joe Biden’s and Kamala Harris’s inauguration, I spoke with PBS-WTTW and FOX 32 about the significance of this moment in American history. At this link, I talk with FOX TV about #VoteHerIn in the 2020 elections, including the presidential. At this link is information about the remarkable new documentary, City So Real, about elections and politics in Chicago, in which I appear discussing the city’s ongoing challenge: breaking down the wall of racial injustice separating too many. And here is an enlightening and motivating conversation with author, Michelle Duster, about her great-grandmother, civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells, and the path forward.
Recently, the Chicago Sun-Times published an op ed of mine about the ongoing importance of Chicago Teachers’ Union leader Karen Lewis’s exemplary leadership, for the benefit of every woman and girl. Here it is.
During the summer and fall of 2020, I was interviewed by a number of media outlets, including Newsweek, Canadian Broadcasting, Global Network News, and WBEZ, the Chicago-based NPR affiliate, regarding the nomination of now Madam Vice-President Kamala Harris and the centennial of American women’s federal suffrage. Among the related, commemorative events I participated in was the one announced above.
Post the 2020 election season, the #VoteHerIn podcast continues to inspire and inform women activists campaigning to increase American women’s political power. As before, the podcast will promote the ideas, people, and strategies of the movement to elect ever-more women, including that first woman POTUS.
Kicking-off the post-2020 electoral season are programs with some of my feminist, political artist friends, sharing their views on why feminist political art matters; why they’ve chosen to create it; and the importance of their images and messages to political campaigns, mobilizations, and protests; and in storytelling about women’s political history and future. First guests are the Dead Feminists broadsides’ and book creators.
“I’m not just telling you to read Vote Her In: Your Guide to Electing Our First Woman President because I had the honor of interviewing author Rebecca Sive. I’m telling you to read it because if feminists are going to take over the universe one elected office at a time, we need a solid strategy. Thanks to the poster imagery, Vote Her In serves both as an inspiring manifesto and an enduring snapshot of the women’s Rebellion in action.” by Karen Hawkins, editor, Rebellious Magazine
“YOU WERE PROFOUNDLY RADIANT. WE LOVE LEARNING FROM YOU.” Here is a link to a recent discussion with a terrific group of young women activists and academics about women, politics, and power. For my speaking, I am represented by Anderson Luba-Lucas for my speaking. Contact Annette Luba-Lucas, Managing Partner. Visit here.
#VoteHerIn is a topic can also be broadly construed: the Everson Museum of Art featured a study session of its ceramics collection with me, in which I discussed my advocacy of equal recognition and treatment of women artists. Find it here.
The #VoteHerIn podcast motivated the movement to elect our first woman POTUS−sharing the inspirational and frank guidance of women leaders working in diverse political contexts and with diverse personal experiences. Throughout−the underlying theme of the discussion was the challenge women face to achieving any kind of executive political power. So many amazing women leaders have joined us:
A favorite images from the #VoteHerIn podcast is this one of Shirley Chisholm, Member of Congress and presidential candidate, with friend, colleague, and #VoteHerIn guest, Laura Murphy, a Chisholm staffer and influential civil rights leader.
“It’s imperative that we have more women in political office at every level. Women have proven they want to get involved. Vote Her In: Your Guide to Electing Our First Woman President is an impressive strategic guide for all women who want to be a part of breaking the glass ceiling.” Jan Schakowsky, Member of Congress
CHICAGO magazine shares the case for Vote Her In here. And Lilith magazine excerpts Vote Her In here. I was interviewed for the Crain’s Chicago Business podcast on inauguration day for Lori Lightfoot, the first African-American woman mayor of Chicago. Here, I discuss the confluence of race, gender, and economics.
Glowingly reviewed by the Chicago Tribune, Vote Her In is an inspirational guide explaining why elect Madam President, and how every woman can take part in achieving that success and benefit from it. Vote Her In demonstrates that the best strategy for creating equal opportunity for women everywhere is to shatter the glass ceiling by electing women to executive office.
WGN Radio, the Steve Cochran show: “we’re ready to elect our first female president.”
The Daily Beast recommends“nine books to read to get ready for the pink wave.” Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman’s Guide is one.