When actress, screenwriter, producer, and activist June Diane Raphael considered running for office, she was frustrated at the lack of information on how to do it. So she decided to produce a guide herself by reaching out to Black, former chief of staff and vice president of research at EMILY's List. Together the two have compiled an engaging and informative step-by-step primer designed to help any woman running for one of the country’s roughly 500,000 elected offices, from local city council to state government to Congress. Structured around a 21-point checklist, the book cover basics of fund-raising and filing, personal issues like balancing family and public life, and includes profiles of and advice from women already in politics.
Black will be in conversation with Emily Cain,executive director of Emily's List, and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, representative from Washington's 7th congressional district.