Gender equality is fundamental to both the health and fabric of American society and to democracy itself.
Crossing the Thinnest Line
by Lauren Leader
Working to advance diversity and embrace true equality has never been more important. In CROSSING THE THINNEST LINE, Lauren Leader challenges us to move towards a solutions-focused conversation about diversity where each of us can make a difference.
—Billie Jean King
Quotes from Lauren
“The world has committed to standing with Ukraine, but that means also standing with the millions of women bearing the brunt of this catastrophe.”
“The war in Ukraine is about many things but certainly protecting democracy in the face of tyranny is most important among them. Around the world, where women have played a central role in that fight, democracy has been more likely to prevail.”
“More Americans should get to see and know (Vice President) Harris — not just as the woman smiling alongside the president but as a leader in her own right. That kind of public engagement won’t undermine Biden; it will enhance his presidency.”
―Building back a better vice presidency (11/29/21)
“The dignity of people and the destiny of democracy are in the balance. Reforming the filibuster, pushing relentlessly forward to pass federal legislation, and building on national outcry are all soft but effective tools at his disposal. The urgency of now compels him to use them.”
“Harris speaks to the world as the first Black, Asian, female American vice president. That alone is a powerful commentary on the possibilities for women and girls in free and equitable societies. Every girl around the world should have the same chance to rise as she has.”
“As First Lady, she carries his last name and imprimatur without his political baggage. But while she may be a softer presence, her impact is no less effective.”
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