Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Book Cover
Author Martini, Adrienne, 1971- author.

Title Somebody's gotta do it : why cursing at the news won't save the nation, but your name on a local ballot can / Adrienne Martini.

Publication Info. New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Library Connection Non-Fiction  New Shelf  92 Martini,A MAR    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xii, 222 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Contents Introduction -- Leap, then look -- Not ready to make nice -- American carnage meets Pink Pussyhats -- A New York state of mind -- The confidence of a middle-aged white guy -- How to get on the ballot -- Local campaign? Local issues -- Calculate your win number -- "It's complicated!" is not messaging -- Door after door, dollar after dollar -- Finance forms, fundraising platforms, debate stage -- Election day -- Swearing in and setting up (or, All the responsibility and none of the power) -- Ethics, legislation, and fiscal policy (or, Confidence is what you have before you understand the problem) -- The room where it happens -- Committee work (or, What do you do with a corpse?) -- Human services (Or, Queer justice, government shutdowns, and our kids) -- Affordable housing (or, "Not in my backyard, or front yard, or withing twenty square miles, frankly") -- Balancing the people's budget (or, You get the representation you pay for) -- My county rep bucket list -- I believe that we will win.
Summary "Back in the fall of 2016, before casting her vote for Hillary Clinton, Adrienne Martini, a knitter, a runner, a mom, and a resident of rural Otsego County in snowy upstate New York, knew who her Senators were, wasn't too sure who her Congressman was, and had only vague inklings about who her state reps were. She's always thought of politicians as . . . oily. Then she spent election night curled in bed, texting her husband, who was at work, unable to stop shaking. And after the presidential inauguration, she reached out to Dave, a friend of a friend, who was involved in the Otsego County Democratic Party. Maybe she could help out with phone calls or fundraising? But Dave's idea was: she should run for office. Someone had to do it. And so, in the year that 26,000 women (up from 920 the year before) contacted Emily's List about running for offices large and small, Adrienne Martini ran for the District 12 seat on the Otsego County Board. And became one of the 14 delegates who collectively serve one rural American county, overseeing a budget of $130 million. Highway repair? Soil and water conservation? Child safety? Want wifi? Need a coroner? It turns out, local office matters. A lot"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Martini, Adrienne, 1971-
Women politicians -- New York (State) -- Otsego County -- Biography.
Politicians -- New York (State) -- Otsego County -- Biography.
Local elections -- United States.
Campaign management -- United States.
Political campaigns -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2017-
Otsego County (N.Y.) -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Otsego County (N.Y.) -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Added Title Why cursing at the news won't save the nation, but your name on a local ballot can
Somebody has got to do it
ISBN 9781250247636 (hardcover)
1250247632 (hardcover)

Available items only