Join us on Wednesday, June 1 for our 2016 Annual San Francisco Reception honoring the Honorable Willie L. Brown Jr.

Emerge California graduates its 14th class with program members from Northern California, Southern California and Central Valley.

"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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Apr 18 2016

In light of this week’s Student Assembly debates and this weekend’s upcoming elections, candidates and their platforms have been at the center of many campus conversations. But less has been said about the gender imbalances that have characterized Student Assembly elections over the past few years — and indeed, as a trend throughout its history.

Apr 14 2016

Los Angeles, CA – Twenty women from Southern California are now ready to run for office and help close the gender gap in electoral politics. The class graduates this Saturday after completing a four-month training program with Emerge California, which recruits and trains Democratic women to run for office. 

Apr 14 2016

San Francisco, CA – Twenty-five women from Northern California are now ready to run for office and help close the gender gap in electoral politics. The class, which graduates this Friday, completed a four-month training program with Emerge California. The organization recruits and trains Democratic women to run for office.