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Represent

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Reading this book made me feel like I could run for office, something I’ve never thought. Even if you aren’t going to run for office, this book is useful to make better sense of the system.

Thank you to Netgalley for the free arc in exchange for an honest review.
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This book is a fun, exciting resource for any woman interested in running for political office, Kate and June have a great dynamic on the page that makes the material very engaging, and the steps included are fun and will definitely point to the right path for prospective candidates. This is even a fun read if you're not planning on running yourself, but just want to get a better understanding of the process! Highly recommend.
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Fantastic - an important book that should be read far and wide for anyone who is interested in politics!
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Similar to the "Run for Something" movement in ideas, this book is a nice accompaniment!  Its by June Diane Raphael of How Did This Get Made fame, and if you've listened to her show, you know she's frustrated and fed up - like most anyone who would read this book!  Get up and run for something!
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This is an inspiring read for any woman who wants to make an impact in politics or in her community. It's a well designed guide that is perfect for those of us who are new to activism and are ready to take this thing on!
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An adequate look at how women are, can, and must become a political vanguard. A good handbook if nothing else to inspire would-be women leaders at every level
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JUNE! I requested this title specifically because I so greatly admire June Diane Raphael and her tireless efforts to bring feminism and politics together for the greater good. This book exceeded my expectations and I'm so happy to have this in the world.
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This book is marvelous! I wanted to read it not because I will be running for office, but because I want to know how to support women (and non-binary) people that want to-- especially WoC that tend to be so under-represented and have more barriers to applying. 

While "Represent" is written by 2 white women, they acknowledge their privilege and include many case studies and other information about WoC! The book is a workbook and the tools in here are not just for running for office-- they can also be used for job applications etc. It includes a mix of statistics, facts, and stories to create a wonderfully well-rounded collection.

The dedication reads "we dedicate this book to all the men who have been making decisions about women.... without women. Thank-you for your years of public service at tables without women present. Thank-you for your time, your energy and your talent. We appreciate you. And also... we're coming for you." This gave me chills in the best way and set my expectations quite high-- but the book exceeded them! I learned so many things I did not know and feel a bit better prepared to help increase gender parity across the board (they include school board positions too!). 

Well done June Diane Raphael and Kate Black! This is immediately going into my Goodreads list of important non fiction!
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Bold, fierce and inspiring.  Be the force of change and represent!  I believe in this book and hope in inspires so many myself included!
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Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read and review such an insightful, important book. 

I have experience in the political field, working on and assisting with several campaigns in a critical role. I have a lot of knowledge about the process and steps of campaigning, but I found this book to be invaluable. The angle of being aimed specifically at women, written by women, and featuring great women was something I'd never experienced. I have been considering a run for office within the next few years, and I will definitely be buying this book in hardcopy to have by my side at all times when I do.
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A colorful guide that encourages women who are eager to know more about politics and serving in them. Will appeal to a younger audience although many of the features could be useful to those who are already in the process of running. It includes scenarios, anecdotes and checklists. This is an indispensable guide that makes something daunting into something achievable.
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I was going to wait to read this book until a bit closer to the publishing date.... and then I saw the trailer for Knock Down the House (a documentary of some of the women that ran for office in the 2018 primaries) and wanted to read this book ASAP. And I'm glad I did.

Full disclosure: I am Canadian, but I think this book is helpful for women running everywhere. A lot of these topics (how to fundraise, how to ask your friends/colleagues/acquaintances for support, how to build your team, etc.) can be applied anywhere. This book is a great starting point for any woman considering a run for office. 

It is important to make running for office more accessible to women, and this book helps with that. It goes without saying it will take SO much more than just reading a book, but hey: if there was a "How To" guide for how to achieve your goal, would you not start there?!

Thank you to NetGalley and Workman Publishing Company for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. And thank YOU to June Diane Raphael and Kate Black for writing this book which I'm certain is going to inspire women to run for office and change the world.
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