Emerge Rhode Island will level the playing field by recruiting and training Democratic women who want to run for office, but who may feel they lack the necessary knowledge or connections to mount a successful campaign.
Women make up 51.7% of Rhode Island’s population, but only 27.4% of the state legislature. Rhode Island only has two women in state executive elected office, and has yet to provide the right to earn paid sick days. Men hold Rhode Island’s two Congressional seats and its two Senate seats. Governor Gina Raimondo is the first woman to serve as Governor of Rhode Island, and she is one out of three Democratic woman serving as governors in the United States. Rhode Island has never had a female United States Senator and Rhode Island’s only female congresswoman was Republican Claudine Schneider, who ended her term in the House in 1991.
This is why Rhode Island needs Emerge Rhode Island now!
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