Keeping faith in Congress : why persistence, compassion, and teamwork will save our democracy / Lois Capps ; foreword by Nancy Pelosi.
Contributor(s): Pelosi, Nancy [author of foreword.].Material type: TextPublisher: Minneapolis, MN : Fortress Press, Description: xviii, 152 pages : portraits ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 150643374X; 9781506433745.Subject(s): Capps, Lois | United States. Congress -- Biography | Women legislators -- California -- Biography | Democracy -- United StatesDDC classification: 328.73/092
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Around the table -- From the giants of the earth -- A sense of self -- A team for the greater good -- The role of loss -- We're all in this together -- Faith in politics -- Our global outreach -- Day in, day out -- The fullness of time.
In 1996, Walter Capps won a seat in Congress. Months later, he suffered a massive heart attack and died in his wife's arms. Lois Capps decided to run for her husband's seat. She won that election and went on to serve six more terms in Congress. Now, Lois Capps poignantly tells her story. No matter what personal or professional obstacles she faced, she never lost faith in democracy. She shares the lessons she learned, hoping that others can be inspired to work on behalf of the common good.