Our time is now : power, purpose, and the fight for a fair America / Stacey Abrams.

By: Abrams, Stacey [author.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, [2020]Copyright date: ©2020Edition: First editionDescription: xii, 291 pages ; 22 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781250257703; 1250257700Subject(s): Abrams, Stacey | Elections -- Corrupt practices -- United States | Voting -- Corrupt practices -- United States | Voter registration -- Corrupt practices -- United States | Racism -- Political aspects -- United States | Political participation -- Social aspects -- United States | Presidents -- United States -- Election, 2020Additional physical formats: Online version:: Our time is nowDDC classification: 324.60973 LOC classification: JK1994 | .A37 2020
Contents:
who is stealing America's future? -- Everything old is new again -- A license to be heard (voter registration) -- Getting beyond the gates (access to the ballot) -- When the numbers lie (ballot counting) -- Taking our power back -- We can see you and so should they -- How the census shapes America -- The playbook -- Populism and the death of democracy -- The next best version of America.
Summary: "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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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"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.

Introduction: who is stealing America's future? -- Everything old is new again -- A license to be heard (voter registration) -- Getting beyond the gates (access to the ballot) -- When the numbers lie (ballot counting) -- Taking our power back -- We can see you and so should they -- How the census shapes America -- The playbook -- Populism and the death of democracy -- The next best version of America.

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