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Jan 5 2017

Emerge California has announced today that Maimuna Syed will become the organization’s new Executive Director effective February 1st. Maimuna has worked for statewide and national unions for eight years. Prior to coming to Emerge CA, Maimuna worked for the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton. 

Oct 11 2016

Here in the Bay Area, men are working hard to get women elected to office. Emerge California, which recruits and trains Democratic women to run for office, will honor those men at its annual fall mixer at Hawthorn in San Francisco. 

Aug 30 2016
The Press Democrat

A group of Sonoma County women Saturday considered the gains they’ve made and the advances they still seek in American electoral politics. Meeting one day after Women’s Equality Day, those gathered outside Santa Rosa High School said they want to see more women in local, state and national offices. Some voiced hope that 2016 will be the year that voters put a woman in the Oval Office, while others suggested that at the least such a groundbreaking deed should one day occur.

Aug 4 2016

Emerge California has announced today that the organization elected Amber Maltbie as its new Chair of the Board. Amber Maltbie is a political attorney in Los Angeles with Nossaman, LLP, specializing in campaign finance compliance and disclosure, election administration, and governmental ethics.  Ms. Maltbie was also recently elected to the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council. Specializing in the intersection between U.S. and international election law, gender issues, and women's political participation - Ms. Maltbie is also an adjunct professor of election law at the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, CA.

Jun 8 2016
Voice of San Diego

For months, Deputy City Attorney Mara Elliott trekked across the city to obscure Democratic groups, laying out her resume, explaining her policy positions and asking for their endorsement. For months, she watched the party endorse her opponents instead. Sometimes endorsements went to Gil Cabrera, former chair of the city’s ethics commission. Mostly they went to Port Commissioner Rafael Castellanos.

Jun 1 2016

Emerge California will celebrate its record-breaking election year at the San Francisco Annual Reception on Wednesday, June 1. Seventy-five Emerge CA alumnae have announced their candidacies in 2016, making it the largest number of alumnae to run in a single year in the organization’s 14-year history. Former Assembly Speaker and San Francisco Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr. will address attendees, and Board of Equalization Chair Fiona Ma will receive Emerge CA’s 2016 Woman of the Year Award.

Apr 18 2016

In light of this week’s Student Assembly debates and this weekend’s upcoming elections, candidates and their platforms have been at the center of many campus conversations. But less has been said about the gender imbalances that have characterized Student Assembly elections over the past few years — and indeed, as a trend throughout its history.

Apr 14 2016

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

Apr 14 2016

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

Blog Posts

Jun 26 2013

Watch the Netroots Nation Panel, Women on the Run, with our very own Kimberly Ellis, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, The Honorable Fiona Ma, Antioch City Councilwoman and fellow Alumna Monica Wilson and Christine Pelosi!

 

Press Releases

Sep 19 2016

Oakland, CA – Emerge California has elected Josefina Ramirez Notsinneh and Janice Rocco to its Board of Directors. Both are public policy experts based in Sacramento.

 

Feb 16 2016

San Diego, CA – Emerge California launched operations in Southern California last year and is hosting its first reception this Saturday in San Diego. The organization, which recruits and trains Democratic women to run for office, will be holding a training and reception this weekend.

Jan 22 2016

Los Angeles, CA – In a city of nearly 3.8 million, only one woman sits on the fifteen-member Los Angeles City Council. Emerge California, which recruits and trains Democratic women to run for office, is working to fix the gender disparity in political office that exists here and across the state. The organization is hosting its Los Angeles Reception on Saturday night.

Dec 2 2015

San Francisco, CA – Forty-nine women were chosen for Emerge California’s Class of 2016 following a rigorous selection process. Over the next four months, they will participate in Emerge CA’s intensive training program for Democratic women who want to run for office.

Oct 22 2015

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 Annual SoCal Event in Los Angeles next Tuesday night.

Sep 28 2015

San Francisco, CA – Here in the Bay Area, men are working hard to get women elected to office. Emerge California, which recruits and trains Democratic women to run for office, will honor those men at its annual fall mixer at Hawthorn in San Francisco.

Aug 27 2015

Oakland, CA – When graduates of Emerge California run for office, their win rate is nearly 70%. The organization, which recruits and trains Democratic women to run, opens its application process today for the Class of 2016 with programs in both Northern and Southern California. The deadline for submitting applications is October 9, 2015.

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.

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