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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Mar 18 2015

Costa Mesa, CA – Long Beach Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal is joining Emerge California to celebrate Women’s History Month this Saturday, March 21. The reception in Costa Mesa is the first event in Orange County for the organization, which recruits and trains Democratic women to run for office.

Mar 2 2015

San Francisco, CA – In honor of Women’s History Month, Emerge California Executive Director Kimberly Ellis was named among San Francisco’s “Women of the Year” by the SF Board of Supervisors.

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.