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; and the Women’s Issues Network, which produced a national campaign for RU-486 featuring Cybill Shepherd.
For over four decades, from Barbara Mikulski to Raquel Welch, I have advised celebrities, business leaders, public officials, philanthropists, and social justice organizations on women’s health, economic security, and civil, human rights, and social justice campaigns.
This image from Vote Her In symbolizes my advocacy. Following are images from my Every Day Is Election Day book tour. In every setting, I listen and learn, too.