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The Resource If they only listened to us : what women voters want politicians to hear, Melinda Henneberger

If they only listened to us : what women voters want politicians to hear, Melinda Henneberger

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If they only listened to us : what women voters want politicians to hear
Title
If they only listened to us
Title remainder
what women voters want politicians to hear
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Melinda Henneberger
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What women voters want politicians to hear
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Soon after the 2004 presidential election, veteran reporter Melinda Henneberger set out across the country to listen to women of all ages and occupations express their strong opinions on the major issues of our time. Over eighteen months she spoke in depth and at length with more than two hundred women in twenty states, from Massachusetts to Arizona and Oregon to Texas. She discovered how unheard women feel, how ignored and disregarded by both major parties and by most politicians. Listening to women all over the nation -- not only on what are traditionally thought of as "women's issues" but on issues of paramount importance to all Americans -- Henneberger shines a light on what women voters are thinking and how that translates into how and for whom they vote. The issues that these women focused on were Iraq, abortion, the environment, globalization (and job loss), and corruption (and lack of trust) in the government and the entire electoral process. Again and again these women of all ages, social classes, and regions returned to the matter of authenticity. And they came back again and again to their commonly held feeling that neither party takes any genuine interest in theiractuallives, that politicians across the board seem, as a young waitress in Sacramento put it, "to be talking about people who don't exist." A patient, sensitive, experienced, intelligent listener, Henneberger reports how women feel about the nation's politics and politicians. Her findings will surprise you. Knowing the answers these women give will tell you a great deal about how the next presidential and other elections will be decided
Summary
An analysis of modern women's issues based on the author's travels throughout the country reveals how women believe that both sides of the government are disregarding key concerns, and what the Democratic Party should do to reclaim votes
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173999
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OCO
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Henneberger, Melinda
Dewey number
324.082
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Voting
  • Women in politics
  • United States
  • Political participation
Target audience
adult
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what women voters want politicians to hear
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If they only listened to us : what women voters want politicians to hear, Melinda Henneberger
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
ocn123438353
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 228 p.
Isbn
9780743278966
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)123438353
Label
If they only listened to us : what women voters want politicians to hear, Melinda Henneberger
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
ocn123438353
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 228 p.
Isbn
9780743278966
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)123438353

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