Since its founding in 2002, Emerge California has trained nearly 400 Democratic women to run for office. To date:
- 50% of Emerge alumnae have run for office or been appointed to local boards or commissions;
- of those who have run for office, nearly 70% have won; and
- in addition, we have a strong record of diversity: 50% of our alumnae are women of color.
Emerge California is part of a national movement. All together, Emerge America state programs have trained more than 1500 women across the country. More than 50% of the National Emerge alumnae have run for office of been appointed to local boards and commissions; of those who have run, 60% have won.