Represent: The Woman’s Guide to Running for Office and Changing the World

Workman. Sept. 2019. 256p. ISBN 9781523502974. pap. $19.95; ebk. ISBN 9781523507887. business/politics
Actress Raphael (Grace and Frankie) and policy adviser Black not only encourage women to run for office in this part roadmap, park toolkit, part workbook, they also provide the nuts and bolts for how to do it, from detailing various government positions (e.g., school districts, municipal, state) and the kind of staff needed to launch a campaign (e.g., legal adviser, field director) to tips for creating the perfect pitch and raising funds. Sprinkled throughout are brief profiles of successful female politicians who overcame the odds—today women represent 23 percent of Congress and less than 28 percent of state legislatures—to win an election.
VERDICT Approachable and practical, this volume will be an indispensable resource for women considering a political run. For all library collections.
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