Media

The Chicago Tribune’s Heidi Stevens wrote an incredibly inspirational review of Vote Her In. I was (and am) so touched.

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WGN Radio Steve Cochran’s show did a very fun segment on electing our first woman POTUS. “We’re ready” to do this, according to them. (Mary Boyle, also a host on Steve C.’s show, and I on a cold Chicago day.) For Women’s History Month, I visited Steve and his team again: this time to discuss the historic Chicago mayor’s race, featuring two women. (start at approx. minute-48)

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The University of Chicago led its newsfeed of the day, on Election Day 2018, with a story featuring my comments on the importance of women in Congress. The next day,  Kate Baicker, dean of the Harris School of Public Policy, and I talked about #voteherin; what it will take to elect our first woman POTUS.

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Veteran Chicago Sun-Times political pundit, Laura Washington, wrote: “Laying out a road map to electing a first woman president.” And here’s more on that topic.

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In 1978, I wrote for the Chicago Sun-Times: “A turning point for women in Illinois politics.”  The points I made then still ring true now.

Two Broads Talking Politics is a very thoughtful podcast. Check-it-out for an interview with me about Vote Her In. A WGN podcast with host Paul Lisnek, and a Girl Pundits podcast about Vote Her In, are on my Playlist.  I’ve also visited with Paul a couple times to discuss women and politics; once on the presidency; once on the Chicago mayor’s race

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Crain’s Chicago Business featured: Vote Her In, and the expression,”women’s rights,” above-the-fold, in an interview with me. 

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Modern Health Care published an in-depth editorial about women’s health and the role that the new women members of the US Congress may play in relevant legislation. I was pleased to be quoted: “A new day has dawned for so-called women’s issues. Every issue is a women’s issue, and the U.S. Congress is about to prove that.”  

The YWCA Metropolitan Chicago produced a lovely FACEBOOK LIVE session on #VoteHerIn. See here.

Fox News Chicago has covered women in politics assiduously for quite some time. Recently, I spoke there about the importance of #VoteHerIn.

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“Take the lead: vote her in and get women in top office.” (appeared as an article in Medium and as an interview on the Take the Lead podcast.)

One #VoteHerIn project has been speaking and training sessions in Southwest Michigan with my #GirlPolitics friends there. Some media, featuring Laura Goos, St. Joseph city council member and mayor pro tem, is here

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Pictured here are Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia, immediate-past Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, and Toni Preckwinkle, President, Cook County Board of Commissioners.

Hitting Left, a podcast hosted by Mike and Fred Klonsky, features my fave approach to politics: always hit left and #VoteHerIn.

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A wonderful review of Vote Her In at #TheGreenEyeReader.

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Here is video from the Chicago launch of Vote Her In, hosted by the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago, and featuring special guests Cook County State’s Attorney, Kim Foxx, and Julia Stasch, President, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Below is a fave media photo.

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POLITICO reporter Shia Kapos wrote about the fight for ERA ratification the first time around: “Rebecca Sive said Burnett ‘was about the nicest, friendliest person I’ve ever met, in any context.’ After the ERA event, a public-relations executive for Burnett offered Sive a job. ‘I missed my chance at Hollywood!’ she said. Sive was an Illinois consultant to the National Women’s Political Caucus for the ERA ratification campaign. As part of that, Sive organized and promoted celebrities who traveled to Illinois to support the ERA ratification campaign. Burnett talks about the ERA movement in this video.” 

#GirlPolitics 2018 is here in this ABC piece about women running for office. Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and I had a great conversation. 

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2017 was a great year for #GirlPolitics. Here is my #HuffPost how-to published at the start of 2017. And here I am later in the year in Cosmopolitan, discussing the winning strategy of the first woman #POTUS. Alas, sometimes, it’s the “same old sexist nonsense.” And here is an op ed for Crain’s Chicago Business on the importance of electing women to executive positions.

For the Chicago Sun-Times: Shia Kapos captured the energy among 1,800 at the Chicago Foundation for Women annual luncheon. I was honored to moderate the conversation between social justice hero, Dolores Huerta, and Alicia Garza, a co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter. From Windy City Times: a lovely overview of the entire luncheon.

From the Seattle Times: “Underneath, you have structural sexism, different criteria for being qualified, and then a different set of glasses for viewing (male versus female) candidates; some people just can’t wrap their minds around a woman at an executive level. What if it had been Ms. Trump and Mr. Clinton…”

From Cosmopolitan: “If she [#Amy Klobuchar] decides to run for the presidency, she will definitely be a force for the other candidates to contend with…”

The Girl Talk is a great new podcast, which kicked off with a show about women running for office, “Women Run Illinois.” Around minute-25, I summarize the challenges, as well as the opportunities, for  women who run.

Crain’s Chicago Business has been covering politics and women’s policy matters with great attention. Here is an op ed I wrote for it, on repealing #Obamacare, and the draconian impact that would have on women: “Women in Congress: we’re watching your vote.

The Chicago Tribune has been covering the issue of women’s 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 commitment to a better world.

Ace Daily Herald reporter Marie Wilson on “why so few suburban mayors?” Among my comments are these, in which I try to speak to the crux of the matter: 

“Another reason, says author Sive, could be a bias toward women holding executive offices. ‘They’re the most difficult for women to achieve across politics, business and the philanthropic world. The higher up the institutional ladder you go, the fewer women there are,’ she said.

“To break that barrier, Sive encourages women to run for elected office as soon as they feel they’re able. ‘Women typically wait longer than men to start their political careers, citing family, work and household responsibilities, which can limit their possibilities once they commit to running.'”

Again by Marie Wilson, the Daily Herald reports on the challenges for women who run for office. Bottom line: when they do, they do as well as men do. And again: on the marvelous women running for office in suburban Chicago. My advice to them: “Parity is (an important) goal, but the shorter-term, I think more achievable goal, is to discuss: how do we get enough women at the table that we we cannot be ignored?”

Two Broads Talk Politics, (some of my views are at the link behind this title), is an enjoyable, as well as informative, podcast on #GirlPolitics. I recommend subscribing.

Take the Lead published a story about a speech I gave to the Chicago chapter of the Association of Women Journalists, which it titled: Run For Your Life: How Women Leaders Can Make the Move to Election Day.

A Woman’s Guide to Winning Leadership was the title of a story about my work, and a podcast about Every Day Is Election Day, hosted by writer, Dr. Nancy O”Reilly.

Crain’s Chicago Business profiled #GirlPolitics superstar, Lori Lightfoot and her role in changing Chicago’s future. I comment on what it took.

WCIU You and Me began one day with a segment on tips for getting involved in your community, including running for office. The segment 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 WCIU in February, to discuss #ShePersisted and grass roots approaches to creating better neighborhoods and family futures everywhere.

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

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

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Sex, lies and videotape” was the topic at WTTW-PBS Chicago Tonight. 

@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.