Bookstores are liking Vote Her In.
And their book clubs now have a Vote Her In discussion guide. It’s actually pretty nifty. Certainly, there is no time more important than now to have this discussion: Madame POTUS awaits us.
Friends and colleagues are making Vote Her In their own. Here is an image from a book signing in Indiana, at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts.
Publishers are liking Vote Her In.This is the cover of the audio version of Vote Her In. Order wherever great audio books are sold.
Reviewers are fired up, too.
The Gift of a Woman President, by Karen Hawkins
“I’m not just telling you to read Vote Her In: Your Guide to Electing Our First Woman President because I had the honor of interviewing author Rebecca Sive at (Chicago’s) Women & Children First bookstore this month. I’m telling you to read it because if feminists are going to take over the universe one elected office at a time, we need a solid strategy. Rebecca, who’s also the author of Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman’s Guide to Winning Any Office, from the PTA to the White House, was inspired to write Vote Her In by the 2017 Women’s March in Chicago, and each chapter is named for a poster she photographed (“The Patriarchy Ain’t Gonna Smash Itself,” and “The Future is Nasty” are two of my favorites). Thanks to the poster imagery, Vote Her In serves both as an inspiring manifesto and an enduring snapshot of the women’s Rebellion in action.”
Katherine Baicker, Ph.D., Dean, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
“Rebecca Sive takes her years of dedication to advancing women’s political careers and causes and turns them into a call to action—along with some of the practical tools needed for real and rapid progress.”
The Hon. Lisa Madigan, Attorney General, State of Illinois
“Rebecca astutely explores a critical question: If we believe in justice for every American, will we work to elect women to public offices across the country, including the presidency? We must!”
The Hon. Toni Preckwinkle, President, Board of Commissioners, Cook County, which includes Chicago
“As president of Cook County, the second-largest county in the United States, I know how important it is for women to be in executive decision-making governmental positions. Women in positions of leadership bring an important perspective too often lacking in our male colleagues. Rebecca Sive has made the case convincingly in Vote Her In for increasing the number of women in such governmental roles, which will surely lead to better lives for America’s families everywhere.”
Aviva Rosman, Co-founder and COO, Ballot Ready
“At a moment when women across the country are running for office in record numbers, Sive energizes and inspires with her incisive, powerful guide to democratic action. The time for a woman president in America has come. Vote Her In is leading the charge.”
Ruth B. Mandel, Ph.D, Board of Governors professor, director of the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University, and founder of the Center for Women and Politics
“Rebecca Sive’s passion for action leaps out of these pages. Her message is straightforward: Don’t give up! Keep climbing up! Run to win! Run to lead! Inspire by example!”
The Hon. Kim Foxx, State’s Attorney, Cook County, Illinois
“Far too few women, especially women of color, have the opportunity to become political leaders. Let’s #VoteHerIn, as Sive’s inspirational guide so powerfully argues.”
Jessica Springer and Chandler O’Leary, authors, Dead Feminists: Historic Heroines in Living Color
“An inspiring, insistent manifesto, Vote Her In blends action steps and herstories energized with women’s march slogans that give us more than just hope. Women must grab their allies and act NOW to take the reins of political power, rather than continuing to wait our turn. Blending eye-opening gender-bias statistics with inspiring sheroes from Abigail Adams to Mavis Staples to the Notorious RBG, Sive clearly shows the only path to equality requires electing Madam President.”
The Hon. Anna Valencia, Clerk, City of Chicago
“Vote Her In shines an important light on the need for more women in leadership at all levels of elected government, particularly in our country’s highest office: the US presidency. Combining her years of political expertise and insightful interviews, Sive lays the groundwork for a plan that we can use to get more women in executive leadership roles in our government.”
The Hon. Jan Schakowsky, Member, U.S. House of Representatives
“The United States is ready to elect our first woman president. We proved that in 2016. My friend Rebecca has now given us the new campaign plan. Let’s do it!”
Heather Booth, feminist and civil rights leader
“The rising of women can mean the rising of us all. Rebecca Sive knows how to make that happen!”
Julie Scelfo, author, The Women Who Made New York, and contributor, The New York Times
“As Martin Luther King Jr. taught us, ‘Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.’ In other words, the first female president of the United States will be elected when we, the people, do the work of making it so. This handy guide, which draws on the leadership of Chicago’s badass women’s march participants, shows us how to get the job done—and have fun in the process. Vote Her In is an indispensable tool for activists of all ages and experience levels.”
Robin Marty, author, Crow after Roe: how “separate but equal” has become the new standard in women’s health and how we can change that, and contributing writer, Cosmopolitan, Politico, and elsewhere
“At a time in the nation when every civil right is in danger of crumbling to dust, Vote Her In is a persuasive and inspirational visual and political manifesto reminding us that what we really need to fix this nation is one strong, competent woman in charge.”
Helaine Olen, author, and contributor, Washington Post
“Vote Her In presents an ironclad argument for why the United States needs to up the number of women in elected office—and then provides the entertaining and informative road map to show us how we can make it happen. A vital and important read!”
Anne Moses, founder, Ignite
“A must-read for anyone who wants to understand why the United States has fared so poorly with regard to gender parity in political leadership.” —Anne Moses, president and founder, IGNITE
Erin Vilardi, founder and director, VoteRunLead
“Chock-full of helpful tips and actions, and inspired by the protest signs seen at the 2017 Women’s March in Chicago, Rebecca Sive gives us a colorful, hopeful viewpoint on why we need to vote a woman into the White House once and, especially, for all.”
Marcia Greenberger, founder and co-president emerita, National Women’s Law Center
“Rebecca Sive’s new book impressively combines inspiration and practicality, setting out why now is the time for a woman leader of our country, and how we can make it happen.”