“In this country, everybody is supposed to be able to run for president, but that has never really been true.”
Shirley Chisholm, Member, US House of Representatives, 1972 POTUS candidate
In bookstores October 16, 2018, Vote Her In: Your Guide to Electing Our First Woman President, is an inspirational, graphic-driven, and practical guide that explains why we should elect Madam President in 2020, and how every woman can take part in achieving this success.
Vote Her In argues that best strategy for creating a country of equal opportunity and justice for everyone is to shatter this glass ceiling, demonstrating to every American woman and girl who dreams of leadership that she really can be anyone and do anything. As we approach the centennial of American women’s suffrage, we are making only incremental progress in winning political office. Yet, research has shown that it is women office-holders who advocate for public policies benefiting women and girls far more often than their male peers. So, in the wake of the Women’s Marches of 2017 and 2018, #MeToo and #ShePersisted, Vote Her In makes the case for Madam President now.
I also speak about women’s leadership and power in the public square and wrote Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman’s Guide to Winning Any Office, from the PTA to the White House, also a frank exposition on women’s power.
Check out more from this interview with the women of bSMART.
The image below is from an event where I joined American hero and civil rights leader, Dolores Huerta, and Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter. More on my #GirlPolitics work on the pages that follow.