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America has witnessed the dangers that come with shortsightedness, writes Debbie Wasserman Schultz in For the Next Generation. If we want to ensure prosperity for ourselves and an improved way of life for young Americans, we have to change, starting now. We must:
Turn around our economy
Formulate a long-term energy solution
Reform immigration policies
Enhance and expland health-care coverage
Yet these important issues have been sidelined by gridlock in a Congress that is too concerned about the next election to worry about the future. The group of Americans who have the most to lose from this dysfunction are the ones least represented in government: America's children. For the Next Generation is a call to action, one mother's challenge to her congressional colleagues and to the rest of the nation to adopt a parent's perspective for doing right by kids.
Marked by clarity and by Debbie's characteristic poise, this polemic is informed by the congresswoman's own personal and professional experiences. It digs deep, exposing very real threats that America faces as a result of its failure to confront tough decisions. Debbie conveys a vision of an America that has learned hard lessons from its recent past, an America galvanized by a renewed sense of purpose for applying that wisdom through forward-thinking policies on education, civil rights, and foreign policy. She describes how she will fight to overcome the legislative obstacles that inhibit progress, and she calls upon fair-minded Americans to lend their own strengths to securing a better tomorrow for the next generation.
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By Amazon Customer on 11-28-13
Today's Politics With A Woman's View
What made the experience of listening to For the Next Generation the most enjoyable?
The view of today's politics from Debbie's unique point of view and take on all things political in Washington, Florida, and the fight for women's rights.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Debbie Wasserman Schultz because this was her book and her championing of women's rights in the political arena.
Which character – as performed by Debbie Wasserman Schultz – was your favorite?
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Today's politics from a woman's view.
Any additional comments?
Unlike some of the Amazon comments I read about this book, I did enjoy listening to this book. And the main reason was mainly to hear about today's issues in the political arena from a very experienced female congresswoman. I count myself as mainly an independent and do not adhere to strictly Democratic or Republican views. I feel this gives myself a unique position where I can objectively look at a politician and what they stand for. I found Congresswoman Schultz's take on things interesting and informative. I did enjoy this book and applaud her stand for women in today's society. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in hearing about what is going on in Washington currently and wanting to be informed about today's issues involving lawmaking about women's rights as well.