The Ones We've Been Waiting For: How a New Generation of Leaders Will Transform America (A FAN Program)

We are delighted to support Family Action Network (FAN) as they welcome Charlotte Alter, author of The Ones We've Been Waiting For: How a New Generation of Leaders Will Transform America. Ms. Alter will be interviewed by Eli Stone. This virtual event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Click HERE to reserve your spot!

This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and YouTube channel.

AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of The Ones We've Been Waiting For (now in paperback!) from The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Ms. Alter and Mr. Stone that will start immediately after the webinar. The link to register for the AFTER-HOURS program will appear in red font at the top of an email from The Book Stall. Look for it right after your receipt arrives!

About the Book: A new generation is stepping up. There are now 26 millennials in Congress—a fivefold increase gained in the last midterms. They’re governing over Midwestern cities and college towns, running for city councils and serving in state legislatures. They’re acting urgently on climate change (because they’re going to live it); they care deeply about student debt (because they have it); they’re utilizing big tech but still want to regulate it (because they understand how it works). In The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For: How a New Generation of Leaders Will Transform America, TIME national correspondent Charlotte Alter examines how millennials have already gained power—from City Hall to Congress—in order to learn what America might look like when they’re in charge.

Over the last several years, Alter has crisscrossed the country speaking with the millennial leaders who are trying to rebuild the country from the ground up. The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For synthesizes her research, providing readers with the big-picture look at how this group governs differently than their elders, and how they may yet save us.

About the Author: Charlotte Alter is a national correspondent for Time, covering the 2016, 2018 and 2020 elections, women in politics, and the rise of the grassroots left. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, and she has appeared on Good Morning America, Morning Joe, The Last Word, and CNN's Reliable Sources. The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For is her first book.

About the Interviewer: Eli Stone is an experienced campaign operative, having managed three campaigns before the age of 20. In 2017, his freshman year of high school, fueled by a passion for change and the election of Donald Trump, Stone got involved at the local level and began working on campaigns. From 2017-2021, Stone worked with over 10 campaigns and organizations from local aldermanic races, to statewide gubernatorial campaigns, and national organizations. Most notably, Stone ran the peer-to-peer texting program for Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s 2019 campaign, served as communications director for Rep. Yoni Pizer’s campaign, and, most recently, was the campaign manager for Evanston’s new mayor, Daniel Biss. In a 2020 profile of Stone, Crain’s Chicago Business referred to him as, “the 18-year-old managing comms in one of the state's most closely watched races.” Stone is currently in a gap year and will attend Brandeis University in the fall of 2021.


Event date: 

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Online Zoom webinar!
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Published: Penguin Books - May 18th, 2021

An optimistic look at the future of American leadership by a brilliant young reporter