Tag Archives: Women’s Rights

Getting Off the Sidelines (and Into Politics), One Woman at a Time

This essay originally appeared in Palo Alto Patch.

It’s Time To Exercise Our Rights.

Last fall when my friend, the documentary filmmaker and activist Michealene Risley, told me she wanted to run for president, I thought she was joking. We were having breakfast at the Palo alto Creamery talking about the plight of the economy and the deep concern we both have about the ongoing war in Afghanistan among other simmering issues facing this country.

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