The Class of 2015 has officially launched and we couldn’t be more excited! For the first time in the organization’s history, we have two distinct cohorts – The Northern California program and the Southern California program. Check out the upcoming receptions in the Bay Area and Southern California and plan to join us at one – or all of them - to meet the new cohorts.

"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

Emerge California works with a large groups of allies across the state made up of individuals and organizations. Our allies support Emerge California financially and by serving as mentors, trainers at our weekend programs and as sponsors of Emerge California events throughout the year.


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.

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Nov 18 2014

California Democrats garnered big wins all across the state earlier this month in the November General Election, and those victories provided a much-needed silver lining to an otherwise bruising and disappointing election cycle.

Nov 7 2014

Today in Sacramento, nearly 150 women who work in the business of politics and government gathered to celebrate our bipartisan success.

Nov 7 2014

Oakland, CA – Women candidates were on the ballots throughout California this week. Emerge California, which recruits and trains Democratic women to run for office, trained fifteen of the winning candidates.