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In the wake of Hillary Clinton's 2016 historic race for U.S. President and the U.S. ranked 84th in the number of women in elected office, ascend presents the dangerous long-term consequences of U.S. women's political under representation - revealing the causes and cures for their political-office-avoidance-syndrome, delivered in a deeply researched yet readable light-handed Tina-Fey-bumped-into-Ann-Richards-out-the-door manner. Citing ever-growing frustrations with partisan gridlock - U.S. citizens avoid voting at alarmingly high rates. In vital global indicators - the U.S. continues in its race to the bottom. ascend asserts that U.S. women's under representation in elected office - behind Cuba and Afghanistan - is the root cause of these increasingly crippling challenges. Released in 2016's U.S. Presidential race, the first with major party women Presidential candidates on both sides of the aisle, ascend seeks to aspire women on both sides of the aisle to run for office in... More > never-seen-before numbers.< Less
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  • By Nichola D Gutgold
    Dec 4, 2016
    Siobhan “Sam” Bennett has written an unabashed, bold book aimed to get more women to run for political office. Ascend tells of Sam Bennett's experiences as a candidate and advocate for women politicians and it does not leave anything on the table. Frequently, the brings up data with the “drumroll” of sorts, by writing “Survey Says” and exasperatingly tells of the paucity of women in office and in the pipeline and what we need to do to change that. The two main causes for a lack of women she notes are a lack of women willing to run and sexism, which, she laments, is alive and well. Trouble with terminology is also part of the problem and she writes that “Somewhere along the way – the word feminism seems to have fallen out of favor.” Bennett implores the reader to please just find another name for it and she closes the book by asking women to take The Ascend Promise” -“On my honor I will ASK at least one woman414 to run for office each year and whenever I see political sexism being... More > directed at ANY woman I will RESPOND; I will RECRUIT at least one of my women friends to also take this pledge It is a lively, action-oriented book filled with anecdotes and data. A good read for anyone interested in politics and any woman planning to get into a race.< Less
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Revised Second Edition
Caged Bird Publications
October 31, 2016
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