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

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 26 2015

Oakland, CA – Women continue to be drastically underrepresented in California politics and Emerge California, which recruits and trains Democratic women to run for office, is working to change that. Women make up over 50% of the state’s population but only 27% of elected officials are women.

Feb 25 2015

The Public Policy forum of Stanford in Government (SIG) hosted a panel Tuesday night on “Women in Policy” to discuss the startlingly low percentage of Congress that is female: 19.4 percent. The panel also brainstormed ideas to increase the number of women in Congress, and stickers passed out around campus to advertise the event read, “A Woman’s Place is in the House AND the Senate.”

Feb 4 2015

Los Angeles, CA – February is Black History Month, and Emerge California is holding a reception to celebrate. Twenty-five percent of the graduates of Emerge California, which recruits and trains Democratic women to run for office, are African American and fifty percent of graduates overall are women of color.

Jan 21 2015

Beverly Hills, CA – Emerge California has launched its premier training program aimed at providing the skills necessary for Democratic women candidates to run for office here in Southern California. The first event will be this upcoming weekend on Saturday, January 24.