"The best way for us to fight back when our health, our lives, our families and our communities are all at stake is to elect more women."

-US Senator Barbara Boxer

"Now more than ever, women's voices and experiences are desperately needed in the halls of Congress and in state legislatures. Emerge's commitment to training and mentoring women candidates is vital to making that happen." 

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

We all know that it’s time for 'politics as usual' to change. There are plenty of reasons to avoid running for public office, but it is up to YOU to lead the way and start taking real steps towards progress. Read more about why you should apply for Emerge today.

The Emerge California Internship Program offers participants a unique opportunity to participate in and experience the work of a political nonprofit organization. The program exposes interns to the day-to-day operations and the ins and outs of running the seven-month training program.

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Oct 22 2015

Los Angeles, CA – While women represent over 50% of California’s population, only 27% of our elected officials are women. Emerge California, which recruits and trains Democratic women to run for office, is working to change that. The organization is hosting its Annual SoCal Event in Los Angeles next Tuesday night.

Sep 28 2015

San Francisco, CA – Here in the Bay Area, men are working hard to get women elected to office. Emerge California, which recruits and trains Democratic women to run for office, will honor those men at its annual fall mixer at Hawthorn in San Francisco.

Aug 27 2015

Oakland, CA – When graduates of Emerge California run for office, their win rate is nearly 70%. The organization, which recruits and trains Democratic women to run, opens its application process today for the Class of 2016 with programs in both Northern and Southern California. The deadline for submitting applications is October 9, 2015.