Jo Piazza - Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win — at The Wharf

Upcoming Event
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

An award-winning journalist and author most recently of How To Be Married, Piazza draws on the stuff of political headlines for a novel that’s at once a family story and an insightful look at the realities of women in public life. Like so many, Charlotte Walsh is shocked by the results of the last presidential election, but she’s also inspired to make a difference. Uprooting her family, she leaves Silicon Valley and runs for the Senate from her childhood home in the Pennsylvania Rust Belt. Then as the campaign gets underway, Charlotte is shocked anew—not only by how harshly the press treats her, but by the dirty tactics her opponent uses, and finally by her husband’s waning support. When the other side gets hold of information she would rather keep private, Charlotte is forced to consider how much it means to her to win this race.

Join us for a panel discussion—Running While Female: What Does it Take for a Woman to Run for Office in 2018?— moderated by Piazza and featuring the following panelists:

Talley Sergent is running for Congress in West Virginia’s Second District. Sergent is leading the charge in West Virginia as a new generation of leaders step forward to serve the people of the Mountain State. Sergent is a first-time candidate and won her May 2018 primary by 25 points, beating an opponent that outraised and outspent her 3:1.

In November, Hala Ayala won her seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, becoming one of the first Latina women to serve in the House. In addition to serving as a State Delegate, Delegate Ayala continues her 20-year career as a cyber security specialist for the Department of Homeland Security where she has a strong dedication to the safety and security of her community members.

Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy currently represents the Second House District, part of Prince William and Stafford County. She is a public defender, lifelong Virginian, and foster mom. She was one of the first African-American woman to graduate from Virginia Military Institute, and she has dedicated her life to public service.

Christina Reynolds is the Vice President of Communications at EMILY's List, the nation’s largest resource for electing Democratic women.

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ISBN: 9781501179419
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 24th, 2018

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