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After You Vote: A Woman's Guide to Making an Impact, from Town Hall to Capitol Hill

After You Vote: A Woman's Guide to Making an Impact, from Town Hall to Capitol Hill

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Publisher Benbella Books
Year 11/02/2021
Pages 240
Version paperback
Readership level General/trade
ISBN 9781950665396
Categories History of the Americas, 21st century history: from c 2000 -, Gender studies: women, Politics & government
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When the election is over, the work is just beginning. The future of America depends on what you do after you vote. Today, women in the United States are more educated and politically ambitious than ever before. However, the record numbers of women running for office, casting votes, and marching for change haven't translated into full and equal political participation. Despite significant progress, women are less likely than men to engage in a range of important political activities-from speaking up on the issues they care about to holding their representatives accountable. Equal parts information and inspiration, After You Vote is both a primer and call-to-action for women of all ages who want to exercise their voices and engage more fully in civic life. It's the ultimate guide to political engagement, filled with practical (and proven) tactics to help women make their voices heard and have an influence on the issues they care about most. This book will help you: Brush up on civics-federal, state, and local Prioritize your issues Use the most effective advocacy tactics Stick with it for the long haul (politics is a marathon, not a sprint!) The question isn't if you can create change on behalf of the issues you care about. You can. The question is: What's at stake if you don't?

After You Vote: A Woman's Guide to Making an Impact, from Town Hall to Capitol Hill

Table of contents

Contents



Introduction: We All Have Issues
Part I: Let's Get Civic-al
Chapter 1: Gender Gaps in American Politics
Chapter 2: Federal Government
Chapter 3: State Government
Chapter 4: Local Government
Part I Workbook
Part II: Tools for Influence
Chapter 5: Your Issues, Your Voice
Chapter 6: Voting
Chapter 7: Lobbying and Advocacy
Chapter 8: Campaigning
Chapter 9: Sustainable Engagement
Part II Workbook


Part III: Strengthening Our Democracy
Chapter 10: Campaign Financing
Chapter 11: Representative Representation
Chapter 12: Voter Access and Participation
Part III Workbook
Conclusion: A Call to Action
Resources for Impact
Endnotes
Acknowledgements
About the Author
Index

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