Meet 3 young women who aspire to lead

June 9, 2009 4:42:54 PM PDT
The future American president -- she's out there somewhere.

A new book hit the shelves last month featuring 35 of these young women ages 7-35 who all are working towards the goal of becoming President. These young women are the possible future female Presidential candidates and represent the next generation of political leaders titled She's Out There! 35 Women Under 35 Who Aspire to Lead: The Next Generation of American Presidents. It's an essay/photo book published by LifeTime for $29.95

More and more young women are pursuing careers in politics today, and they are starting very early on. Three of which are San Francisco locals, one of which is Sade Kammen, whose father is a highly-esteeemed professor at Berkley (Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy; Energy and Resources Group-Goldman School of Public Policy; Department of Nuclear Engineering Co-Director, Berkeley Institute of the Environment; Founding Director, Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory)

These young women have written essays that were selected, out of hundreds of essays, by The White House Project and Editors Amy Sewell (Mad Hot Ballroom Director) and Heather Ogilve to be featured in a new book She's Out There! 35 Women Under 35 Who Aspire to Lead: The Next Generation of American Presidents. It's an essay/photo book published by LifeTime for $29.95.

Book Signing
Book Passage
Corte Madera
Thursday, June 11 at 7 PM

Excerpts:

Hannah George

Quote from essay:
I think my ideas are good because they not only help the United States, they help the whole world.

Excerpt from essay: If I had been president over the past few years, the people in Iraq would not be dead. In wars everyone dies. I don't get that. Why don't we use words, the way we were taught in school? We were taught not to kick or hit people. We would tell them we disagreed or did not like something. We would not be like, "Hey, you're cheating on my math test," and kick him in the shins. You would tell him, in a nice way, to do his own test. I think that's how it should work.

Since we would be having no more wars, there would be a lot more money. With that money, we could give to charity. A lot of people need that money. Instead of killing people, we would be helping people survive.

Folasade (Sade) Fayemi Kammen

Quote from essay:
I am very sorry for the way we have treated the planet, and I want to help it. Too many people and animals are suffering for our mistakes.

Excerpt from essay:
Global warming is not the only issue where the president of the United States of America should lead. Another major issue is that health care is not as good in the U.S.A. as it could be. When I think about health care, I ask myself, "Is health care a privilege or a right?"

I believe that it is a right. I think the U.S. government should pay for people's flu, chicken pox, and other immunizations, as well as other health care. If we do not do this, those people who can't afford those types of shots and medicines will simply suffer. This is not acceptable, I believe. If a person needs something expensive like a kidney transplant, but can't afford it, the government should pay for the transplant and all of the expensive hospital bills.

If I were president, I would direct the nation to conserve our natural resources, and at the same time would urge the nation to develop clean energy systems. If I become the president of the U.S.A., I would do all I can to make the world a better place to live.


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