“Women On Wednesdays”: Sen. Amy Klobuchar - The Joy of Politics

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“Women On Wednesdays”: Sen. Amy Klobuchar - The Joy of Politics

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As part of our “Women on Wednesdays” series, please join the Women & Politics Institute for a virtual conversation with Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), author of the new book, The Joy of Politics: Surviving Cancer, a Campaign, a Pandemic, an Insurrection, and Life's Other Unexpected Curveballs and WPI Executive Director Betsy Fischer Martin. Details and registration here

Sen. Klobuchar, the first women elected as a Senator from Minnesota, will discuss her new memoir, The Joy of Politics, a “candid, honest, and at times bitingly funny” account of the historic political moments she has lived through, such as the Capital insurrection on January 6 and her experience running for President in 2020. During one of the presidential debates, Klobuchar famously asserted that women are held to higher standards than men when running for office. We’ll explore what she learned on the campaign trail and how to level the political playing field. Order the book here

Amy Klobuchar, the daughter of a newspaperman and a schoolteacher, is the senior senator from Minnesota and the first woman from that state to be elected to the U.S. Senate. A national leader in the Democratic party, she ran for president in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary and has a well-earned reputation for working across the aisle to pass legislation that supports families, workers and small businesses. She and her husband, John, are proud parents of their daughter, Abigail.

Betsy Fischer Martin is an Emmy-winning journalist and former TV news executive. Currently, she is the Executive Director of the Women & Politics Institute at American University and a faculty member in the School of Public Affairs, where she teaches courses on campaigns and elections. During her earlier career in television news, she spent 23 years at NBC News serving as the longtime Executive Producer of Meet the Press with Tim Russert and as the Managing Editor of NBC News Political Programming.
A native of New Orleans, Fischer Martin did her undergraduate and graduate work at American University in Washington, DC. She is a cum laude graduate of their School of Public Affairs and earned a master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the AU School of Communication.

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