When I began writing about women, politics and power for The Huffington Post, I adopted the Twitter handle #GirlPolitics. You can still find me there today. Later, I wrote Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman’s Guide to Winning Any Office, from the PTA to the White House, “a political book every woman should read.”
My latest book, Vote Her In: Your Guide to Electing Our First Woman President, will be published in Fall 2018. I’m excited to share it with you; it’s a hard-hitting (and illustrated) manifesto making the case for making this happen now. (Here is my executive and speaking biography.)
I began my public career as a campus leader advocating for women’s reproductive health services. After graduation, I became a community organizer and moved to Chicago, where I built the Illinois Women’s Agenda, a statewide organizational coalition; the Midwest Women’s Center, one of the nation’s first women’s centers; and the Women’s Issues Network, which produced a national campaign for RU-486 featuring Cybill Shepherd.
I have advised celebrities, business leaders, public officials, philanthropists, and social justice organizations and their leaders on the inextricably-linked issues of women’s health, economic security, and human rights.
Below are some photos from my Every Day Is Election Day: A Women’s Guide book tour.