Emerge Statement on Trump’s Lies in First 2024 Presidential Debate

  • Jun 28, 2024
  • A'shanti F. Gholar

Washington, D.C. — Following the first 2024 presidential debate between President Biden and Donald Trump, Emerge President A’shanti F. Gholar issued a statement:

“During CNN’s presidential debate, former President Trump lied, lied again, and never stopped lying. Americans deserve better than a leader who spews baseless claims while awaiting sentencing on 34 federal criminal charges. While Donald Trump and his MAGA allies brag about their role in restricting abortion rights and spread lies about the harm to patients and families, Emerge women are on the frontlines fighting back, speaking up for the voters they represent. As we head toward November, we must continue the fight and vote for Democrats up and down the ballot who will stand up for the rights and freedoms of all Americans. Never forget – voters keep showing us how unpopular these MAGA policies, such as abortion bans are. And they will show us again this November.”


About Emerge

For more than 20 years, Emerge is the nation’s premier organization that recruits, trains, and elects Democratic women to run for office. We have more than 6,000 program alums and more than 1,200 currently in office at every level of government. Led by A’shanti and our state executive directors across the country, Emerge focuses on electing the women of the New American Majority – Black, Brown, and Indigenous women and women of color, as well as young, LGBTQ+, and unmarried women – a growing force in the Democratic party and American politics.