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If ever there were a year for #GirlPolitics, 2017 is it. Here is my #HuffPost how-to for this year –and probably many to come! If you’re looking for more, check-out @RebeccaSive, where I post lots of others’ exemplary work.

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 The Chicago Tribune has been writing about women and political engagement, running for office, and otherwise participating in the public square. Here is a lovely piece about some #ShePersisted Chicago women running, in which I discuss the importance of their work.

Crain’s Chicago Business kicked-off 2017 with an exploration of #GirlPolitics superstar, Lori Lightfoot and her role in changing Chicago’s future. I comment on what it took.

WCIU You and Me began one January day with a segment on tips for getting involved in your community, including running for office, which featured lessons from Every Day Is Election Day, along with some fun photos of the book’s stars, including Lisa Madigan, Toni Preckwinkle, and Barbara Flynn Currie. (A shout-out to Melissa Forman and Dr. Ian Smith, who were both such thoughtful and friendly hosts.)

I appeared again on February 16th, talking about #ShePersisted, grass roots approaches to creating your own better neighborhood and family future.

WYCC’s In the Loop devoted a show to #breakingtheglassceiling, whether in business, politics, or your community. Here, I discuss.

#POTUS2016 IS A GREAT CONTEXT IN WHICH TO EXPLORE THE ISSUES OF WOMEN IN POLITICS, PUBLIC POLICY, AND PUBLIC LEADERSHIP. BELOW ARE CLIPS AND TAPE THAT EXPLORE THESE ISSUES. 

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Sex, lies and videotape” was the topic at WTTW-PBS Chicago Tonight. This one is a go -at-it with a (female) Donald Trump acolyte. 

@CarletonCollege hosted a webinar: “Women in public leadership: what difference does it make?” No surprise, post-Election Day 2016: participants agree there is lots to do!

Every day is Election Day, as November 8th, 2016 rapidly approached. Fox News asked me to share my views on the challenges for the candidates. (A second time, the day after Election Day, a [young female] Donald Trump supporter and I agreed to disagree.)

@21stShow, from Illinois Public Media, hits the high points on politics and women:

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“The originator of the #GirlPolitics hashtag…on How women are treated in politics,” (the week before Election Day)!

#POTUS2016, and its implications for every woman who will seek public office, is profound. I discuss the issues here with @wbezsarabia on @WBEZ.

Some Illinois women worry about the message Donald Trump sends,” writes the Chicago Tribune. I noted the ongoing challenges for young women who so often juggle family, work, and civic responsibilities, as they also dream of running for office.

The significance and importance of women in politics, always and all ways: @JustinKaufmann, of @WGNRadio, and I discuss here. Subsequently, we continued the discussion in another show about the 2016 presidential election.

That vice-presidential pick: see here for my discussion about @HillaryClinton choices, on PBS Chicago, WTTW. “96 years after women’s suffrage, a woman is the POTUS candidate for a major political party.”

Live from the Heartland is hosted by longtime Chicago activists and each week features insightful stories about Chicago politics. I guested on one program where the topic was women’s engagement in national politics on the occasion of Women’s Equality Day (the day U.S. women were granted suffrage.)

Cosmopolitan | 20 Political Books Every Woman Should Read, features Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman’s Guide to Winning Any Office.

Women’s ENews excerpts Every Day Is Election Day6 Simple Rules for Political Leadership Success.

Utne Reader excerpts Every Day Is Election DayPolitical personality, a woman’s guide on how to win a campaign.

“What are some of the things Hillary Clinton has done well up to this point and how can she put herself in the best position to win?Click to watch the interview with the Institute of Politics at UChicago.

“It’s finally official: Hillary Clinton is running for president. So how will her personality, her background and her position as a prominent woman factor into the race?” Listen to this Harris School of Public Policy podcast.

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“What can women do to increase their ranks as elected officials?” Click to watch this interview from Chicago Tonight.

FIND MY COLUMNS FOR THE HUFFINGTON POST HERE.

I’VE WRITTEN FOR CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS HERE:

HERE IS MY SERIES FOR RH REALITY CHECK ON WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS.

SELECTED MEDIA FOR EVERY DAY IS ELECTION DAY: A WOMAN’S GUIDE, & SOME TAKES OF MINE ON WOMEN’S POLITICAL LEADERSHIP AND PUBLIC INFLUENCE:

FIND MY TODAY’S CHICAGO WOMAN|CHICAGO NOW COLUMNS HERE.

SOME COVERAGE OF EVERY DAY IS ELECTION DAY: A WOMEN’S GUIDE.