"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.

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Feb 2 2016

The Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club is focusing attention on the lack of women in politics.

Jan 22 2016

Los Angeles, CA – In a city of nearly 3.8 million, only one woman sits on the fifteen-member Los Angeles City Council. Emerge California, which recruits and trains Democratic women to run for office, is working to fix the gender disparity in political office that exists here and across the state. The organization is hosting its Los Angeles Reception on Saturday night.