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"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

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Sep 16 2014

Los Angeles, CA – While women represent over 50% of California’s population, only 27% of our elected officials are women. Emerge California, which recruits and trains Democratic women to run for office, is working to change that. The organization is hosting its first Annual Event in Los Angeles, where there is only one woman on its 15-person City Council.

Sep 8 2014

San Francisco, CA – Here in the Bay Area, men are working hard to get women elected to office. Emerge CA, which recruits and trains Democratic women to run for office, wants to honor those who are making it all happen with its annual fall mixer hosted by the men of Emerge California.

Sep 2 2014

Oakland, CA – The gender gap among elected officials is not just a women’s issue. Families are deeply affected by the positions of our representatives at all levels of government.