Harvest the Vote: How Democrats Can Win Again in Rural America


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5.3 X 0.8 X 7.6 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author

Jane Kleeb is an experienced grassroots organizer, manager, political strategist and nonprofit entrepreneur. Recently profiled by PBS in a film called "Blue Wind on a Red Prairie," Jane is currently the Chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party and founder of the grassroots group Bold Nebraska.


"There is no finer rural political leader in America than Jane Kleeb, and this cogent and comprehensive volume distills the wisdom she's won in one hard battle after another. I've spent most of my life living in rural America, often in very 'red' parts, and I share her sense that these can be sources of real power for a progressive realignment, if only we get to work!"--Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy and The End of Nature
โ€œJane Kleeb sounds the alarm for national Democrats to wake up to rural issues: start with 'the Farmers' Bill of Rights, ' pay attention to rural health care, especially mental health services, as Republican policies have closed rural hospitals. 'Show up with ears open and mouths closed.' That's the way to win and that's the way to govern.โ€--Sherrod Brown, U.S. Senator from Ohio

โ€œDeeply personal and persuasive, Harvest the Vote shows progressives that we don't have to sacrifice our values to expand our coalition. Jane proves that rural issues aren't any different from the issues confronting people all over the country, and require a national effort that includes Americans from every region and walk of life.โ€--Jon Favreau, co-host Pod Save America
โ€œJane Kleeb knows Democrats have solutions that will help families no matter where they live. What I learned through organizing in Indian Country is that one-on-one conversations matter, and people in underrepresented communities need to know that our democracy includes them.โ€--Deb Haaland, U.S. Congresswoman from New Mexico
[Kleeb's] overarching message often transcends political party. . . The book contains twin delights: Kleeb's sensible approaches to bridge building and a pleasing, conversational writing style.--Kirkus Reviews
Only Jane Kleeb could have written something so passionate, clear-eyed, and persuasive. The solutions are exactly what we must do to put the needs of all working families first as we reform the Democratic Party. As progressives, we need to show up and stand with them.-- Nina Turner, former state senator from Ohio, and co-founder of Our Revolution