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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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Jun 17 2014

At the rate they’re going, it will take another 107 years until women hold half the seats in Congress, according to a study by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, a nonpartisan group that studies female-centered issues.

Jun 11 2014

San Francisco, CA – Thirty-one women from across 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 9 2014

As top female candidates around the country vie for competitive Senate and House seats in 2014, a report released Monday outlines key opportunities and challenges facing women who run for office.