“Vote Her In bravely takes up women’s political drama where the story left off in November 2016. It is the necessary call to action at the highest level to take the highest jobs in the land, including the Presidency, so cruelly denied that day. Sive mobilizes resources old — books, strategies — and new — wonderful posters from the women’s marches — to create a substantive and appealing guide for this last push. We can do it.”
Linda Hirshman, best-selling author: Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World
“Vote Her In is an inspiring, savvy and persuasive take on why America needs more female leadership now. Rebecca Sive offers not just the analysis, but the practical steps every woman and man can take to help get women into C-suite and the Oval Office. And argues that the time to do it is now.”
Jessica Yellin, former CNN White House correspondent
Men are not the enemy. But they are the problem. It’s easy to feel angry. But much harder to do something.
Women are wildly underrepresented at every level of the US government: federal, state, and local. Research shows that women in legislative and executive political positions are far more likely than men to commit to policies that benefit women and girls. So, after centuries of under-representation, it’s clear: our best bet for creating a system that is more fair, balanced, and just is electing our first Madam President.
Donald Trump’s election didn’t mean defeat, and his policies targeting women have not silenced them. Instead, women across the country have been motivated to speak out louder than ever before. There is no more powerful example of this than the Women’s March of 2017―held just one day after Trump’s inauguration―which was a worldwide catalyst for ongoing change and a vehicle for systemic empowerment that hasn’t stopped since.
Vote Her In is organized around the inspirational messages seen in protest signs carried at those record-breaking marches. Part One outlines the case for why we need to mobilize now, and Part Two provides a clear strategy for how to get there, with 13 tractable actions that women from all backgrounds can take to help get each other (or themselves) into executive political offices and work toward electing our first woman president in 2020.