- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (March 12, 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1419734962
- ISBN-13: 978-1419734960
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Customer Reviews: 17 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #796,650 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Why I Run: 35 Progressive Candidates Who Are Changing Politics Hardcover – March 12, 2019
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But then, over the past few years, I saw this wave of politicians who seemed, finally, to be living in the same world I was—seeing problems for what they really were, giving them the weight and urgency they deserve. (Which, let’s face it, in 2019 makes you a progressive). They were largely young, largely female—itself a revolution. And something clicked for me. Oh THIS is what representative government feels like.
This book will give you a hit of that energy. It’ll introduce you to the people making that sacred vision of a government by, for, and of the people a reality—and convince you that you have a place in it. Inspiring, important read.
In New Jersey in 2017, an incumbent on the Atlantic County Board of Freeholders posted a sexist meme asking whether the women's march would be "over in time for them to cook dinner." A young woman named Ashley Bennett, who had never before held office, ran for his seat and won. Now in office, she's not vain or vindictive, and she's not wasting any time. In fact, most recently, she's been working to fix New Jersey's mental health system. It's stories like this that make you believe in the political process again--and this book is full of them.
A must-read for anyone who's wondered whether it's possible to make an impact these days, or even worth it to try. Spoiler alert: yes and yes.
If you’ve ever thought about running—or better yet, if you’ve never thought about running—this book is for you. To read it is to be reminded of your own power to change the things you cannot accept. Thank you, Kate, for writing it. I can’t wait to see who among your readers makes it into the sequel.
These are the stories we should tell over and over again!! These should be our kids' bedtime stories!!
5 stars. Can't recommend highly enough.