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Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the U.S. House

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Sep 19 2016

Oakland, CA – Emerge California has elected Josefina Ramirez Notsinneh and Janice Rocco to its Board of Directors. Both are public policy experts based in Sacramento.


Aug 30 2016
The Press Democrat

A group of Sonoma County women Saturday considered the gains they’ve made and the advances they still seek in American electoral politics. Meeting one day after Women’s Equality Day, those gathered outside Santa Rosa High School said they want to see more women in local, state and national offices. Some voiced hope that 2016 will be the year that voters put a woman in the Oval Office, while others suggested that at the least such a groundbreaking deed should one day occur.

Aug 4 2016

Emerge California has announced today that the organization elected Amber Maltbie as its new Chair of the Board. Amber Maltbie is a political attorney in Los Angeles with Nossaman, LLP, specializing in campaign finance compliance and disclosure, election administration, and governmental ethics.  Ms. Maltbie was also recently elected to the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council. Specializing in the intersection between U.S. and international election law, gender issues, and women's political participation - Ms. Maltbie is also an adjunct professor of election law at the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, CA.