By Judy Kurtz
Sive knows a thing or two about campaign strategy — she worked as an adviser and fundraiser for a slew of former and current Democratic lawmakers, including former vice presidential candidate and Rep. Geraldine Ferraro (N.Y.), Sens. Barbara MikulskiBarbara MikulskiSanders gives blessing as Dems nominate Clinton Democrats nominate Hillary Clinton for president Civil rights, feminist icons formally nominate Clinton MORE (Md.), Debbie StabenowDebbie StabenowTim Kaine backs call to boost funding for Israeli missile defense Dems to GOP: Admit Trump is 'unfit' to be president Senate Dems push Obama for more Iran transparency MORE (Mich.), Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharTim Kaine backs call to boost funding for Israeli missile defense Senate Dems push Obama for more Iran transparency Senators launch broadband caucus MORE (Minn.), as well as Landrieu.
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, the granddaughter of former President Franklin Roosevelt and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, wrote the foreword to the book. The president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Northern New England tells ITK, “I want women to take away from this [book] that we can’t sit back and assume that it’s going to be somebody else that does it. Each of us can learn lessons about how to look at every day as part of an important process called politics and elections that we can each participate in in some way.”
Roosevelt, who chuckles she might have felt some “self-manufactured” pressure in the past to run for office due to her famous last name, says she feels there are many roles in the electoral process that women can pursue. “I thought my skills and talents were more productive in support roles,” she says. “The important point is: get in there.”
Sive stresses Every Day is Election Day — which hits store shelves Thursday — is strictly nonpartisan. “They’re not party bound, or office bound, or issue bound,” she says of the book’s tips. “I think these are lessons that are really instructive for women regardless of party.”