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Campaign Boot Camp 2.0 author

A volunteer in politics since the stroller, California attorney, author and activist Christine Pelosi has traveled to 41 states over the past 10 years working with dozens of successful candidates and thousands of volunteers at leadership boot camps based on her books Campaign Boot Camp: Basic Training for Future Leaders and Campaign Boot Camp 2.0.

Christine holds a JD from UC Hastings and a BSFS from Georgetown. She has served as prosecutor in San Francisco, special counsel in the Clinton-Gore administration, and chief of staff on Capitol Hill. Currently serving as California Democratic Party Women’s Caucus Chair, she has been elected 5 times to the Democratic National Committee, where she cofounded the DNC Veterans and Military Families Council.

An avid baseball fan, Christine serves on the San Francisco Giants Community Fund board of directors. She is married to Emmy-nominated filmmaker Peter Kaufman; their daughter Isabella was born in 2009, and has traveled with mom to over 30 states and 3 foreign countries as Christine organizes for Democrats and democracy.

Entries by Christine Pelosi

Women Leaders Turning Passion Into Action

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2016 | 2:11 PM

I had the privilege of sharing these leadership lessons at the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Women's Network 12th Biennial Convention in Vancouver BC Canada. These are my remarks.

Turning passion into action is more than a catchphrase - it is the cause of our lives. That is why...

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Play Ball! #CapsOn: 6 Lessons From Baseball for Politics

(9) Comments | Posted April 4, 2016 | 1:51 PM

Baseball fans rejoice! Opening Day is here at last. As we return to the walled gardens of our communities, let us give thanks for renewal, hope and plans for victory.

Every opening day, I reflect on all the hope that lies ahead for my team, and the zen of the...

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#StandWithCharlotte -- Don't Give In to Hate!

(29) Comments | Posted March 24, 2016 | 9:33 PM

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Christine Pelosi, CA Democratic Party Women's Caucus Chair

Once again we see a hateful and discriminatory law get rushed through a North Carolina statehouse and signed by the state's Governor in the cover of darkness. All of American society must rise up again, as...

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Trust Women to Protect Themselves

(16) Comments | Posted March 22, 2016 | 8:33 PM

Seven years ago today, I was in labor when we lost track of my daughter's heartbeat. Our OB wasn't on duty that Sunday before dawn when a doctor I had never met leaned over me and informed my husband and me coldly "we lost the fetal heartbeat, you must have...

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Put Away Your Phone

(10) Comments | Posted March 16, 2016 | 8:59 PM

It is 806 days since my 2014 New Years Resolution to work out every day I am not on the road, and I've now accomplished 600 workouts. How? I learned to put away the phone.

Put away the phone? You've got to be kidding! We just LIVE on our phones...

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Scrambling for Delegates? Remember 3 Lessons From Scrabble for Politics

(38) Comments | Posted February 10, 2016 | 6:22 PM

There comes a time in every cycle when we the people prepare to elect our president, only to peer into the rulebook and ask "what is this hodgepodge?" I love Scrabble and play it daily as a release from politics and law. As the race for Barack Obama's successor heats...

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H.A.L.T., Democrats! Other People Pay the Price of Our Divisions

(125) Comments | Posted February 1, 2016 | 4:50 PM

Today is the first Election Day of 2016 -- and the stakes for the 45th president could not be higher. Go get 'em, right? Wrong. HALT. More votes are lost when you're hungry, angry, lonely or tired, so it's essential that everyone HALT before you caucus. That goes double for...

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Democrats Take A Stand: Condemn Anti-Muslim Bigotry in 2016 Presidential Campaign

(34) Comments | Posted December 12, 2015 | 10:12 AM

Americans fear a terror attack - but we love our country more. That is why we need to take a stand against the anti-Muslim scapegoating that followed the tragic shooting rampage in San Bernardino.

Everyone has fear. Fear of danger, fear of failure, fear of success. Being a grownup means...

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September 11 Call to Service: Help Pass Health Benefits for 9/11 Responders and Veterans

(6) Comments | Posted September 11, 2015 | 12:19 PM

Like millions of Americans, I will never forget the second plane banking sideways before hitting the tower, crushing all hope that the first September 11 crash was an accident.

Whatever our stories - wherever we were on September 11, 2001 - our 9/11 generation remembers the horrific moment when the...

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A Special Letter to the President from members of the Democratic National Committee

(0) Comments | Posted August 29, 2015 | 7:38 PM

MINNEAPOLIS. At our just-completed summer meeting of the Democratic National Committee, we circulated a "Special Letter to the President" wherein we asked our DNC colleagues to sign the letter supporting President Barack Obama's leadership in negotiating an agreement that would place strict limits on Iran's nuclear program.

7 years...

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A Special Letter to the President From Members of the Democratic National Committee

(291) Comments | Posted August 29, 2015 | 7:25 PM

MINNEAPOLIS -- At our just-completed summer meeting of the Democratic National Committee, we circulated a "Special Letter to the President" wherein we asked our DNC colleagues to sign the letter supporting President Barack Obama's leadership in negotiating an agreement that would place strict limits on Iran's nuclear program.

7...

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Remembering Beau Biden

(30) Comments | Posted May 31, 2015 | 6:45 PM

I join the American family in mourning the death of former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden to brain cancer. He was a joy to his loved ones, an inspiration to servant leaders of all ages, an advocate for our most vulnerable, and a Bronze Star Army Captain who fought for...

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Democrats Renew Call to Reform, Justice and Investment in Our Communities

(29) Comments | Posted May 2, 2015 | 3:28 PM

My heart beats in Baltimore, where my mom Nancy Pelosi was born and my grandfather and uncle served the public. So the news of Freddie Gray's killing struck close to home and renewed my call to justice.

I've seen too many names; too many unarmed women and men of...

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On Earth Day, Clean Up Our Polluted Planet and Polluted Politics

(41) Comments | Posted April 22, 2015 | 10:35 AM

At a campaign boot camp last night at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, I spoke about political engagement and was asked "why should a student who is not interested in campaigns -- who wants to be an accountant or a scientist -- be involved in politics?" My response was...

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Play Ball! 6 Lessons From Baseball for Politics

(6) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 2:12 PM

It's opening day in San Francisco and opening week for the presidential primary election -- a perfect time for renewal, hope, and plans for victory.

I've had the great opportunity to travel across the U.S.A. following my two passions: baseball and politics. In 1993 I toured baseball parks while awaiting...

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Don't Enshrine Inequality in Indiana -- Repeal SB101

(157) Comments | Posted March 30, 2015 | 8:47 AM

Last year, we marched together, celebrating the diversity of America, at Pride in San Francisco -- but today we will no longer be able to break bread together in Indiana if a proprietor turns us away under this new law, SB 101. This is unacceptable!

In Governor Pence's...

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Dear GOP Senate Saboteurs, Obama Derangement Syndrome Is Not a Strategy

(386) Comments | Posted March 10, 2015 | 12:48 PM

Dear Senate Saboteurs: there you go again. Just when I think Obama Derangement Syndrome could not get any higher, your conduct against the 44th President of the United States stoops even lower. Your latest stunt -- the direct letter to Iran stating incorrectly that any multi-lateral agreement would...

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Patricia Arquette's Stirring Oscars Call (and Teaching Moment) About Wage Equality

(18) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 11:45 AM

I loved Patricia Arquette's onstage Oscars comments spotlighting fair pay and the need for women to achieve equal rights. Yes, it IS "our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the United States of America."

Onstage, the Best Supporting Actress winner...

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World AIDS Day 2014: To Fight AIDS, End Stigma and Advance Equality

(1) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 11:49 AM

World AIDS Day 2014 is a time of sorrow and hope: sorrow for those killed by AIDS and hope for an AIDS-free generation. Last night over 600 of us gathered in San Francisco at the National AIDS Memorial Grove to pray for the dead and fight for the living.

As...

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It's Othering Season: GOP Trots Out Fear 'n' Smear Tactics to Attack Democrats, Especially Women

(356) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 1:48 PM

There they go again: The GOP is trotting out their well-worn smear and fear tactics and swift-boating women with our gender. Enough is enough. We must reject the politics of personal destruction and choose hope over fear.

If it's election time, it's Othering Season for the GOP. As the New...

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