Washingtonian Magazine: This Agnecy Wonk Wants to Help Women Run for Office
Kate Black has a blueprint to get more women elected.
WRITTEN BY BENJAMIN WOFFORD | PUBLISHED ON SEPTEMBER 18, 2019
Not so long ago, Kate Black was Chief of Staff at EMILY’s List, the political fundraising group that backs Democratic women running for office. Then she made an unusual choice, coming to Washington during the Trump administration to serve as a policy advisor at the FCC under Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel.
Two years later, Black has written a guide for women to run for office: Represent: The Woman’s Guide to Running for Office and Changing the World (Workman Publishing). Co-written with the actress June Diane Raphael (who stars in the Netflix show Grace and Frankie), the book offers a 21-point checklist for women, covering fundraising to balancing family life.
At a Politics and Prose event Wednesday, Black will be interviewed by EMILY’s List director Emily Cain. Black spoke with Washingtonian ahead of the event to discuss what she learned writing the book.