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Every Day Is Election Day is a practical, inspirational guide for women who want to achieve political leadership and influence public policy. In her no-nonsense, woman-to-woman style, public affairs strategist and consultant Rebecca Sive offers insider advice for women’s daily lives as advocates, candidates, and powerbrokers. This accessible primer explains how to surmount ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published August 1st 2013 by Chicago Review Press (first published January 1st 2013)
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Mallorie Watts
Mar 08, 2018 rated it liked it
I think the idea of this book is AMAZING! Encouraging women to run for office, no matter the size is an issue very dear to my (And hopefully every woman's) heart. However, I felt like this book included a lot of useless or irrelevant info. A lot of the content was common sense, but I guess it's never a bad idea to put info in to level the background knowledge for all readers. My favorite part was at the end of the book; she includes every imaginable resource for women running for office, etc.
Sheila
Oct 15, 2013 marked it as didn-t-finish
Holy buckets, in a book about women breaking down barriers and fulfilling their potential, you're going to start with a diet analogy?

facepalm. facepalm forever.
Alex I.
Feb 14, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: brunch-and-books
This book was chosen to be read as part of a larger book club....I don't really like the book, author's style, nor see how this would help me in running for office. The author seems to have some really good points, but fails to fully execute them. A lot of times points fall short of coming full circle. Additionally, three chapters completely rubbed me the wrong way. The two that dealt with money. She is pro-1% and corporation fundraising, which isn't my personal views, so I did not agree that is ...more
Megan
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was ok
I had the opportunity to meet the author and thought her "hold nothing back" attitude was refreshing and her ideas were interesting. In my opinion, this does not come across in the book. While there is good advice scattered throughout the chapters, I disagree with the approach to fundraising and rubbing shoulders with the well-known that the author seems to advocate. The title is also misleading - this book is a collection of ideas and recommendations, not a step by step guide to running for pub ...more
Annmarie (Annie) Kostyk
Feb 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Want to get involved in anything? Want to volunteer? Want to become part of your community? Want to run for any office? This book is for you.

Sive not only tells you how to get involved in the most basic ways, but moves on to political office up to the president. I really enjoyed the book since she's a professor at University of Chicago and I know about a lot of the women candidates/office holders she talks about. It's nice to hear of others' experiences on how to do it and how to get
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Margaret McCamant
Aug 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading this book, although it made it abundantly clear that I am right to have never even considered a political career! I know the author, and it was fun to be in on the early stages of her thinking about the book, writing a proposal, getting a publisher, etc.

It also helped me understand her remarkable network of friends and contacts: she's following the same advice she preaches.
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At heart, mind, and training, I am a community organizer, schooled in the Saul Alinsky mode, and in Chicago politics' approaches to working for social justice. I am also a historian, having taught at the University of Chicago and other colleges and universities. Both my books are earnest, direct, and inspiring cries for women to lead, grounded in feminism, practical politics, and the belief that m ...more