After You Vote

A Woman's Guide to Making an Impact, from Town Hall to Capitol Hill

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Pub Date 26 Jan 2021 | Archive Date 09 Sep 2022

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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?

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...

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This book has great information and resources for those who are beginning their journey in being politically active! I absolutely adored it and O will definitely be recommending it to some friends when it comes out. Even as someone who is very involved in politics, I still feel like I learned a bit from this. It is fairly nonpartisan, but it definitely has a bit of a left lean, though that could also be just because there are more democrat women politicians. Overall, I would definitely recommend this for any women who wants to begin their journey or needs to find their next step in their journey to become more politically engaged!

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As someone who studied political science, I felt like After You Vote was the perfect book to give to someone who is just beginning their life as an activist. I would definitely give this book to friends who have expressed that they want to be more politically active but don’t know where to start!

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I have mixed opinions on this book. For the most part, I really enjoyed it and it was so so helpful and informative in how to make political changes in your community. It was very clearly explained and has great workbooks to consolidate the knowledge. However, nearer the end, it wasn’t as great as before and it lost track and became kinda boring. Good book though! Would definitely recommend!

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This is definitely a great resource that I can use for my AP Government students. My students always ask me how they can get involved in politics apart from just voting, and I'm usually at a loss for what to tell them. This is an especially fantastic resource for my female students, who are even more intimidated than the boys.

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We, as women, need to educate ourselves on how and what the government represents for us and by us. This book enlightens that information in a positive way. It also shows you how you can be an instrument of change in this country. Moving forward we all need to learn more and extoll our own strengths to make this a place we want to live.

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I teach at an all-girls school. I will be making sure that my students read this book. I find many of my students are looking for a roadmap to use to voice their opinion and Emerson gives one between these pages. She does so much in this book that is invaluable, that if you are or know females who have any sort of political leaning, you should introduce them to this work. She does a great job setting up the problem: why should women get involved, and speaks directly to their needs and issues. She hits the nail on the head: women want to see other women lead but that sentiment hasn't transferred into reality. The book is really great and giving a primer on the political system. I think this "workbook" style approach is great and would help individual citizens reflect but also students in a classroom setting.

I think what I really come away with from reading this book is what civic engagement looks like and some thoughts on how it can be carried out. There's theory here, but it's there for a larger purpose. There is some background and factual information, but it serves a larger purpose.

Emerson does a nice job viewing women in politics from many angles, looking at several opportunities where they can join in and make a difference. I think it is an inspiring book that could compel someone to step out of their comfort zone and make a positive change.

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This is such a good resource for my needs as a high school government teacher. It is important that my students learn what is needed after the vote has been cast. This provides a real account of the political process.

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Your voice matters.
Courtney Emerson does a great job of providing a civics primer while explaining why and how to be active beyond voting. This should be taught in schools across the land.
This book is focused on what women, individually and collectively, can do to turn our political interests into policy. I like that she states, "this book will give you a bunch of things to think about, but won't tell you what to think, so it's a valuable tool no matter where your political interests lie." While the author obviously has her own political interests, I appreciated that she gave quotes of influential woman on both sides of the isle.

I loved the worksheets where she has you go find out who all of your different representatives are and provides links so that you don't have any excuse. She also provides links to find out where their contributions come from and how to stay informed. Next she has you define your passions and expertise to help you know where to focus your energy. And more.

I really liked how she stressed the importance of understanding and participating at politics locally, state wide, and federally. She also points out it's important to stay engaged after elections regardless of whose side won. We're also reminded it's important to listen and learn what the other side's point of view is and why.

Her facilitator told her "When you say things of consequence, there may be consequences. The alternative is to be inconsequential."

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