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
- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (March 12, 2019)
- ISBN-13: 978-1419734960