Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi talks about Know Your Power: A Message to America's Daughters.
When Nancy Pelosi became the first woman speaker of the House, she made history. She gavelled the House to order that day on behalf of all of America's children and said, "We have made history, now let us make progress."
Now she continues to inspire women everywhere in this thought-provoking collection of wise words—-her own and those of the important people who played pivotal roles in her journey- Book Passage
Representative Nancy Pelosi
For 25 years, Nancy Pelosi has represented California's 12th District in the House of Representatives. The 12th District includes most of the City of San Francisco including the Bayview, Chinatown, the Mission, North Beach, Presidio, SOMA, the Sunset and many of the diverse neighborhoods that make San Francisco a vibrant and prosperous community.
As the Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives for the 113th Congress, Pelosi is focused on strengthening America's middle class through job creation, reforming the political system to create clean campaigns and fair elections, enacting comprehensive immigration reform, and ensuring safety in America’s communities, neighborhoods and schools. From 2007-2011, Pelosi served as Speaker of the House, the first woman to do so in American history. She first made history in November 2002 when House Democrats elected her the first woman to lead a major political party in Congress. Pelosi has led House Democrats for a decade and previously served as House Democratic Whip.
Elaine Petrocelli is the owner of Book Passage in Corte Madera, an independent bookstore that is renowned for its event schedule of authors, reader events, conferences, and writing classes.
Elaine has been chosen "Bookseller of the Year" by Publishers Weekly magazine, and her constantly-updated list of book recommendations is followed by readers throughout the Bay Area and the nation.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi discusses experiences in her early days as a woman in Congress and what she calls the "secret sauce club." She recalls how she learned to be aggressive as her male colleagues would rarely ask, "What do you think?"
Nancy Pelosi explains her reasons for becoming the Democratic House Leader, saying she "knew how to win elections." Pelosi says she wanted Democrats to gain the majority in order to help the American public.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi comments on the growing rift between the needs of teachers and the understanding of these needs by politicians, as revealed in standardized testing. Pelosi emphasizes the need to compensate teachers for the quality of the service they provide and states that Congress will take on the No Child Left Behind Act if a democratic president is elected.