by Diane Vacca Attention, all candidates and wannabees: Learn a valuable lesson from Martha Coakley.If you want to win, don’t take anything for granted. Fight as if your political life depends on it, because it does....more
I am a total sucker for any book, story, article or exposé that shows us "how they do it all." Not because I think I will learn something, though I often do, but more because I want to see that my ricocheting lifestyle of careening from one duty to the next isn't so unique (it isn't, right?!). I take comfort in seeing other adults in action doing the ricochet, too.
Forget everything you know about or have heard about the word "activist" and just think about any time you've taken any step whatsoever to procure a desired outcome. Any single thing at all - a customer service issue, an environmental issue, a parent-teacher situation, a job negotiation, a roommate problem, maybe when you were a child, it was convincing someone to let you stay up late or have another cookie.
Today ElectWomen Magazine is featuring two important stories about women. One is about a third world country where women represent 56% of the elected officials - over two times the number in the United States. The country might surprise you.
The second story is titled, When There's Trouble in the World, The United States Turns to Women.
Visit www.electwomen.com to read these and more articles about women leaders.
When I received an e-mail and the rss feeds yesterday about McCain's attack ads on Obama, the timing was oddly serendipitous. The very same morning, my husband who is running for State Rep for Michigan's 22nd District learned that one of his opponent's has stooped to the same type of politics-as-usual games, with her own attack ads. Yes, you read that correctly her attack ads.
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