Karine Jean-Pierre‘s professional experience has ranged widely from presidential campaigns to grassroots activism, to local politics, to working in the White House. Jean-Pierre is the Chief Public Affairs Officer for MoveOn and an NBC and MSNBC Political Analyst. Jean-Pierre previously served as the Deputy Campaign Manager for Martin O’Malley for President. In 2011, Jean-Pierre served as Deputy Battleground States Director for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, managing the President’s political engagement in key states while leading the delegate selection and ballot access process. She joined the Columbia University faculty in 2014 where she teaches a course at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). In Moving Forward: A Story of Hope, Hard Work, and the Promise of America (Hanover Square Press) Karin Jean-Pierre Shows that politics can be accessible to anyone, no matter their background. Most political origin stories have the same backbone. Karine Jean-Pierre’s story breaks the mold. In Moving Forward, she tells how she got involved, showing how politics can be accessible to anyone, no matter their background. In today’s political climate, the need for all of us to participate has never been more crucial. This book is her call to arms for those who know that now is the time for us to act.