Written with humor and honesty by writer, comedian, actress, and activist June Diane Raphael; and Kate Black, former chief of staff at EMILY’s list, Represent is structured around a 21-point document called “I’m Running for Office: The Checklist.” Doubling as a workbook, Represent covers it all, from the nuts and bolts of where to run, fundraising, and filing deadlines, to issues like balancing family and campaigning, managing social media and how running for office can work in your real life.
Kate Black is currently a policy advisor in the federal government and formerly the Chief of Staff and Vice President of Research at EMILY’s List, the largest resource for women in politics. She served as Executive Director of American Women, a nonpartisan research organization working to uplift the voices of women and the issues they care about. She has helped elect candidates up and down the ballot and across the country. Committed to bringing change in her community, she co-founded a free salary negotiation program for 15,000 women with the City of DC, AAUW, and the Younger Women’s Task Force.
Jordan Evans is a community advocate, public speaker, and municipal elected and appointed official residing within Charlton, MA. She uses her privilege and visibility to promote greater inclusivity and understanding within her society and has addressed numerous professional organizations, student bodies, and members of Local, State, and Federal Government agencies. She has bylines in the Advocate, the CommonWealth Magazine, the Houston Chronicle, and the Kansas City Star.