FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 12, 2022
CONTACT: Kaleb Harmon
Washington, D.C. — Emerge, the nation’s premier organization that recruits and trains Democratic women to run for office, announced new members of its National Board of Directors today. These women are former elected officials, activists, and community leaders who come from a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences, and identities across the country.
“Emerge is thrilled to welcome our newest board members and know the experience and insight they bring to the role will help grow our organization to new heights,” said A’shanti F. Gholar, President of Emerge. “Our new board members have a proven commitment to our mission, our 2035 goals, and will help center our work around the New American Majority – Black, Brown, and Indigenous women and women of color, as well as LGBTQ+, young, and unmarried women. Together, we will build a brighter future by ensuring that communities have diverse representation that speaks to their experiences. And these trailblazing women will help guide us as we create new ways for Democratic women to step up and lead. We’re incredibly proud to have them join our Board of Directors and look forward to the work they will do as part of our network.”
The newest members include:
Emerge has trained more than 5,000 alums since 2002 and currently has more than 1,000 alums in elected office across the country. The organization is committed to reaching 100,000 women of the New American Majority over the next 15 years, fostering a lift as you climb culture for women in politics, and repowering political structures. There are currently 27 state affiliates, and the organization has impacted a total of 45 states, Washington, D.C., and territories.