Emerge California is a non-profit dedicated to increasing the number of Democratic women in public office in order to change the face of power, politics and leadership in this country. They hope through expanding and diversifying who holds power in America that future legislation will be responsive to a broader swath of Americans.
(we)pac has been fortunate to be a part of Emerge California’s financial and compliance trainings for their candidates. Nancy Warren has provided pro bono trainings to both the southern and northern California classes since 2017. Our hopes are to continue and expand this compliance training program with Emerge.
Take a look at how Team #EmergeCA performed throughout the month of September 2019.
– They completed their 2020 Recruitment Tour – It’s Our Turn! Which included, from July to September:
- 14 In-person info sessions across the state (they were in Riverside County, Sacramento, and San Francisco in September!);
- 9 Webinars; including their first ever Affinity Webinar Series, hosting Young Dem Women, Latina Women, Black Women, API Women and LGBTQ Women Webinars with partner organizations and elected alumnae;
- A half-day recruitment session and mini candidate boot camp in Fresno;
- Recruitment receptions in Fresno and San Jose;
- And, by the end of our tour, connecting with over 600 amazing women across the state who expressed interest in being part of the Emerge California sisterhood!
- Now, they are reading applications and gearing up for the Class of 2020. It’s a big year and they’ll need your support. Contribute $20.20 to support the Class of 2020 today!
– Hosted their first ever Breaking Barriers Brunch!
- It was a special day as they got to honor the 92 alumnae who ran for office in 2018, and their founder Andrea Dew Steele.
- They also got the chance to recognize three #EmergeCA alumnae who broke barriers in big ways last year: Malia Cohen, who we recognized with the Pipeline Trailblazer Award, as the first #EmergeCA alumna who rose from local to state office; Aisha Wahab, the first Aghan American woman elected to public office in the United States; and Farrah Khan, the first woman of color elected to the Irvine City Council and first Muslim American woman elected in Southern California.
Have you thought about running for office or know someone who you think should?
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Do you wonder if their program is effective? Look at who prevailed in 2018 and are now in office. This could be you!