FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 14, 2022
CONTACT: Kaleb Harmon
Washington, DC—Following a record-setting primary season, Emerge, the nation’s premier organization that recruits and trains Democratic women to run for office, announced a 77% win rate in 2022 primaries with over 600 alums on the November general election ballot. These women ran at every level, blazed new trails, and won in some of the most competitive primaries in the country. As they face the November 8 election, they are being counted on by Democrats to keep Congress, form new Democratic trifectas, and find success in crucial battleground elections.
“Emerge alums showed their strength on the ballot in this year’s primaries and demonstrated what happens when you empower women to run and give them the tools to win,” said A’shanti F. Gholar, president of Emerge. “When facing tough races, women connect with their communities, speak their truths, and exemplify what a women-led future means–and it resonates with voters. Just as we did in the primaries, women are going to take their unique perspectives and critical skills to the general election and win up and down the ballot and in some of the most crucial races for the future of our rights and our democracy. We look forward to working with our alums as they approach November and seeing them find success in all of their races.”
The success of Emerge alums in 2022 can be felt at all levels of office as they showcase how they’re the right candidates in the right races at the right times. This includes:
Emerge alums are also running in some of the most competitive districts and trailblazing races in the country as Democrats and voters are entrusting them to win.
This election is part of a continuing trend Emerge has seen in women running for office.
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.
For more information on Emerge’s trailblazers and other races of note in the 2022 election, please contact Kaleb Harmon at email@example.com.