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Our time is now: power, purpose, and the fight for a fair America
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Published:
New York : Henry Holt and Company, [2020].
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Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
xii, 291 pages ; 23 cm.
Status:
Middletown/Russell NEW Adult Nonfiction has 3
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "With each page, she inspires and empowers us to create systems that reflect a world in which all voices are heard and all people believe and feel that they matter." -- Kerry Washington "This is a narrative that describes the urgency that compels me and millions more to push for a different American story than the one being told today. It's a story that is one part danger, one part action, and all true. It's a story about how and why we fight for our democracy and win." -- Stacey Abrams Celebrated national leader and bestselling author Stacey Abrams offers a blueprint to end voter suppression, empower our citizens, and take back our country. A recognized expert on fair voting and civic engagement, Abrams chronicles a chilling account of how the right to vote and the principle of democracy have been and continue to be under attack. Abrams would have been the first African American woman governor, but experienced these effects firsthand, despite running the most innovative race in modern politics as the Democratic nominee in Georgia. Abrams didn't win, but she has not conceded. The book compellingly argues for the importance of robust voter protections, an elevation of identity politics, engagement in the census, and a return to moral international leadership. Our Time Is Now draws on extensive research from national organizations and renowned scholars, as well as anecdotes from her life and others' who have fought throughout our country's history for the power to be heard. The stakes could not be higher. Here are concrete solutions and inspiration to stand up for who we are--now.

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ISBN:
9781250257703, 1250257700

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Includes bibliographical references ([264]-272) and index.
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"Voter suppression has plagued America since its inception, and so has the issue of identity-who is really American and what that means. When tied together, as they are in our modern politics, citizens are harmed in overt, subtle, and even personal ways. Stacey Abrams experienced the effects firsthand, running one of the most unconventional races in modern politics as the Democratic nominee for the governorship in Georgia and the first black woman major party nominee in American history. Abrams did not become governor, but she will not concede. And the reason she won't is because democracy failed voters. However, fixing suppression isn't enough unless we understand how it works and how identity plays a pivotal role. Suppression and identity altered the 2016 presidential election-and will do the same in 2020. But progress can win, and here Abrams lays out how. In Our Time Is Now, Abrams draws on extensive national research from her voter rights organization, Fair Fight Action, and her 2020 Census effort, Fair Count, as well as moving and personal anecdotes from her own life. Abrams weaves together the experiences of those who have fought for the vote and the right to be seen throughout our nation's history, linking them with how law and policy deny real political power. So much hangs in the balance for the 2020 election, and the stakes could not be higher. Our Time Is Now will galvanize those seeking change. It will be a critical book by the expert on fair voting and access that will show us where we fall short, who America is now, and most importantly, empower us to become the democracy we're meant to be"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Abrams, S. (2020). Our time is now: power, purpose, and the fight for a fair America. First edition. New York: Henry Holt and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Abrams, Stacey. 2020. Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America. New York: Henry Holt and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Abrams, Stacey, Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2020.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Abrams, Stacey. Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America. First edition. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2020. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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