June Diane Raphael with Melanie V. Ramil - Represent (Corte Madera Store)

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 7:00pm

Please Note: Tickets available at the door. Online sales are now closed.

Tickets: $22 (includes a copy of Represent) • In Conversation with Melanie V. Ramil, Executive Director of Emerge California

Join the growing wave of women leaders with Represent, an energetic, interactive, and inspiring step-by-step guide showing how to run for the approximately 500,000 elected offices in the US. 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. With infographics, profiles of women politicians, and wisdom and advice from women in office, this is a must-own for any woman thinking of joining the pink wave.

June Diane Raphael is an actress, comedian, screenwriter, producer, podcaster, and most recently activist. She is currently starring in the Netflix series Grace and Frankie as Brianna, Jane Fonda's entrepreneurial daughter; she also has a supporting role in the film Flarsky. She has appeared in dozens of films and television shows and is a veteran of Upright Citizens Brigade. Together with her husband, Paul Scheer, she hosts the popular podcast How Did This Get Made? She is the mother of two children and lives in Los Angeles.

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 cofounded a free salary negotiation program for 15,000 women with the City of DC, AAUW, and the Younger Women’s Task Force. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and son.

Melanie V. Ramil is the Executive Director of Emerge California, the nation's premier organization for recruiting and training Democratic women who want to run for office. She has over 13 years of political and government experience with progressive candidates, initiatives, and public policy, and has dedicated her career to ensuring that institutions embrace and reflect the diversity of the constituencies they serve. She has led and won multiple statewide campaigns, including for United States Senator Kamala D. Harris, helping Harris to secure the California Democratic Party endorsement by an unprecedented 78% of the vote during her 2016 U.S. Senate campaign. Most recently, she was appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. to serve as Deputy Chief at the Bureau of Cannabis Control, helping to lead California’s newest agency in regulating the largest cannabis market in the world.


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