The Lamorinda Democratic Club's monthly meeting on Thursday, April 12 will feature a discussion about "Campaign Boot Camp 2.0: Fighting for a Democratic Future" with Christine Pelosi.

In her presentation, Christine will discuss her new book, Campaign Boot Camp 2.0, which presents leadership lessons from the campaign trail from a diverse array of over forty public figures. The book lends advice for anyone who wants to run for office, advocate for a cause, or win a public policy issue. Christine will also have books available for sale and a book signing as part of the program.

The club's meeting will be held at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, in Lafayette. The club's social hour will begin at 7:00 p.m., with a business meeting beginning between 7:15 and 7:30 p.m. depending on the length of our agenda. There is a $5 charge at the door to help the club cover meeting expenses.

Christine Pelosi has a lifetime of grass-roots campaigning experience, most proudly for her mother, United States House of Representatives Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. Christine serves as chair of the California Democratic Party Women’s Caucus, a vice chair of the Veterans and Military Families Council of the Democratic National Committee, and a board member of Young Democrats of America. She has worked as an attorney in the Clinton-Gore administration, a chief of staff on Capitol Hill, and a child abuse and sex crimes prosecutor in San Francisco.

Campaign Boot Camp 2.0 is basic training for future leaders who hear a call to service—a voice of conscience that springs from their vision, ideas, and values—and want to translate that call into positive change. Pelosi outlines the seven essential steps to winning: identify your call to service, define your message, know your community, build your leadership teams, raise the money, connect with people, and mobilize to win. Each chapter concludes with a “Get Real” exercise so readers can personalize and integrate these ideas into individual efforts.

Her latest book draws from her leadership “boot camps” conducted in over thirty American states and in three foreign countries, working with thousands of volunteers and dozens of successful candidates for office from city council to US congress.

In this edition, Pelosi updates the book’s “Call to Service” profiles of political leaders and their calls to service; details the expanding role of social media, the Internet, and technology as message multipliers; explores challenges unique to women candidates; and expands on the power of volunteers.