"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.

The Emerge California Internship Program offers participants a unique opportunity to participate in and experience the work of a political nonprofit organization. The program exposes interns to the day-to-day operations and the ins and outs of running the seven-month training program.

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Jun 17 2015

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

Jun 10 2015

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

Jun 8 2015

San Francisco, CA – In a state where only 27% of elected officials are women, Emerge California will honor two of those outstanding women leaders this Thursday evening at The City Club of San Francisco.