- Imprint: Abrams Image
- Publication Date: March 12, 2019
- Price: $24.99
- Trim Size: 6 x 9
- ISBN: 978-1-4197-3496-0
- EAN: 9781419734960
- Page Count: 240
- Illustrations: 35 color photographs
- Format: Hardcover
- Rights: North America
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Just weeks before President Trump was inaugurated, President Obama said this: “If you’re disappointed by your elected officials, grab a clipboard, get some signatures, and run for office yourself.” Since then, thousands have taken that rallying cry to heart.
Why I Run: 35 Progressive Candidates Who Are Changing Politics is a collection of original essays from women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and progressive allies who have recently run for office. Contributors like Stacey Abrams, Deb Haaland, Jason Kander, Andrea Jenkins, and Michelle Lujan Grisham share what inspired them to run, what it takes to win, and what lessons can be learned in the face of a loss.
Featuring a foreword from U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth, Why I Run is a powerful testament to the importance of following your principles in a precarious political landscape.
INCLUDES A RESOURCE LIST TO HELP YOU GET INVOLVED
PART OF THE PROCEEDS FROM THIS BOOK WILL BE DONATED TO RUN FOR SOMETHING
"This book is exactly the kind of inspiration we need, encapsulating the energy and vision embodied by every progressive candidate who stepped up and ran for office in 2018. They believe in a big-hearted, inclusive America, and their stories are a clarion call to all Americans who believe in their country and in the work it will take to change it for the better."— Hillary Rodham Clinton
About the author
Kate Childs Graham is a political speechwriter. She served as Communications Director for U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar. She also wrote speeches for principals and surrogates during the Clinton-Kaine campaign and the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Currently, she is a principal at West Wing Writers. She lives in Mount Rainier, Maryland.