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The Resource Use the power you have : a brown woman's guide to politics and political change, Pramila Jayapal

Use the power you have : a brown woman's guide to politics and political change, Pramila Jayapal

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Use the power you have : a brown woman's guide to politics and political change
Title
Use the power you have
Title remainder
a brown woman's guide to politics and political change
Statement of responsibility
Pramila Jayapal
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In November 2016, Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, the first Indian American woman to serve in that role. Two years later, the "fast-rising Democratic star and determined critic of President Donald Trump," according to Politico's Playbook 2017 "Power List," won reelection with more votes than any other member of the House. Jayapal, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, proved her progressive bonafides when she introduced the most comprehensive Medicare-for-all bill to Congress in February. Behind the story of Jayapal's rise to political prominence lie over two decades of devoted advocacy on behalf of immigrants and progressive causes-and years of learning how to turn activism into public policy that serves all Americans. Use the Power You Have is Jayapal's account of the path from sixteen-year-old Indian immigrant to grassroots activist, state senator, and now progressive powerhouse in Washington, DC. Written with passion and insight, Use the Power YouHave offers a wealth of ideas and inspiration for a new generation of engaged citizens interested in fighting back and making change, whether in Washington or in their own communities"--
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Biography type
autobiography
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LBSOR/DLC
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1965-
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Jayapal, Pramila
Dewey number
  • 973.933092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Jayapal, Pramila
  • United States
  • Women legislators
  • Legislators
  • East Indian American women
  • Women immigrants
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • United States
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Use the power you have : a brown woman's guide to politics and political change, Pramila Jayapal
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-344) and index
Contents
My immigrant story -- Becoming an American, becoming an activist -- Why not me? Running for office -- State Senate : a proving ground -- Congress : testing my theory at the highest level -- The movement goes to Washington -- Building, pushing, surging : the Squad, Pelosi, and me -- Moral vision--immigration -- Moral vision--Medicare for all -- Moral vision--the fight for $15 and the three supremacies
Control code
BK0025610554
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9781620971437
Lccn
2020010661
Other physical details
illustration
Label
Use the power you have : a brown woman's guide to politics and political change, Pramila Jayapal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-344) and index
Contents
My immigrant story -- Becoming an American, becoming an activist -- Why not me? Running for office -- State Senate : a proving ground -- Congress : testing my theory at the highest level -- The movement goes to Washington -- Building, pushing, surging : the Squad, Pelosi, and me -- Moral vision--immigration -- Moral vision--Medicare for all -- Moral vision--the fight for $15 and the three supremacies
Control code
BK0025610554
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9781620971437
Lccn
2020010661
Other physical details
illustration

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