To increase the number of Democratic women in public office through recruitment, training and providing a powerful network.
Emerge oversees locally-based training programs, expands operations to new regions often where women’s voices are left out, partners with local political groups who empower the community and increases program offerings to meet the growing need for candidate training and alumnae networking across the country.
In 2002, women made up 22% of state legislatures. In response, a group of women gathered around a coffee table determined to change those numbers and the face of politics. They began by asking women leaders to run for office. Then, they soon realized the need for in-depth training created for and by women. Out of their recruiting and training efforts, a powerful network EMERGED. Today, that network has become a special sisterhood that spans the country and is truly changing the face of leadership across the country and at all levels of elected office.