#LeadersMatter Virtual Event: New Year, New Congress

The number of Emerge alums in Congress doubled in 2022! These incredible women are climbing the political ladder and have become barrier-breakers with their trailblazing wins. We’re excited to see what they will accomplish in the 118th Congress and invite you to meet a few of them this month!
  • Val Hoyle, won her election and rose through the ranks from the Oregon Bureau of Labor, previously serving as Oregon House Majority Leader and Labor Commissioner
  • Andrea Salinas, a champion for affordable quality healthcare, is Oregon’s first Democratic woman of color and Latina elected to Congress
  • Emilia Sykes, one of Emerge’s Seated Together cohort members, defied the polls to become the first Black woman elected from Ohio’s 13th Congressional District