Catana Barnes, President of Independent Voters of Nevada, received an advance copy of Independents Rising a couple of weeks ago. She couldn’t put it down. I asked her if she would share her thoughts on the book.
Here’s what she had to say:
“Independents Rising: Outsider Movements, Third Parties and the Struggle for a Post-Partisan America by Jackie Salit is an intimate account of the independent movement that only an insider can provide. This book enlightens readers about the history, trials and tribulations and successes of independents as well as the continuing struggle for making lasting and meaningful reforms that empowers all voters. The stories about the grassroots organizers and organizations are very motivating and makes me proud to be a part of the independent movement.”
In the book, Jackie Salit writes about Catana’s work in Nevada. I asked Catana what it was like to read about herself–
“It was a shock…. Gwen [Mandell, one of IndependentVoting.org’s national organizing directors] had told me that I was mentioned in the book but she didn’t give me any clues as to where or in what context. I couldn’t believe it when I came across the section I was in. I didn’t think what I had done was noteworthy. I have so much respect for all of you and it means a lot to me that you all noticed. It’s ineffable how I feel!”
Independents Rising hits the bookshelves on August 7th and you can pre-order it today from your favorite on line bookseller.