Emerge Georgia

Emerge Georgia

 

Help bring Emerge to Georgia! Emerge recruits, trains, and provides a powerful network for Democratic women running for office. Our goal is clear: to increase the number of Democratic women in all levels of public office. Become a founding funder of Emerge Georgia. Emerge Georgia will join 18 other state affiliates of the national organization, Emerge America.

Emerge Georgia is currently raising our seed funding. 
Please consider a donation today to help our launch!

While women comprise more than 50% of the electorate, they still hold just 29% of elected offices in this country. Georgia has not had a female US Senator since 1922, nor has Georgia had a female congresswoman since 2007. If current trends continue, Georgia will not see equal pay until the year 2055. According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, there are no women of color in statewide elected office in Georgia. This is why Emerge Georgia, and why Emerge Georgia NOW!

Studies show women tend to introduce more bills in Congress, be more collaborative and consensus driven, and lead on issues related to family, health care, childcare, education, violence against women and reproductive health. That’s why increasing the number of Democratic women candidates is so important. Emerge Georgia intends to level the playing field, de-mystify the process of engaging in politics, and identify and train women who have thought about running for office, but who may assume they lack the necessary experience or connections to mount a successful campaign.

Emerge Georgia's role is to:

  • Recruit women to run for office at all levels of government
  • Train them to run effective campaigns and win races
  • Provide a powerful network to support women running for office 

The Emerge model is an intensive 70-hour, cohort-based training program, designed explicitly to address the extra challenges that women face in the political arena by offering early-stage recruitment; top-notch, comprehensive training; and an ongoing network of support. We use a rigorous, highly selective application and screening process to ensure that our participants are great future candidates. Our recruitment effort focuses on all levels of diversity, so we can add depth and breadth to the Democratic candidate pool.

The track record of Emerge America’s program model speaks for itself. Founded only 10 years ago and operating in 18 states, the Emerge affiliates have trained over 2,000 Democratic women nationwide, creating a powerful pipeline of Democratic women running in politically important districts. In 2016, 330 Emerge alumnae ran for office across the country and 70% of those who appeared on the November ballot won their elections.

Emerge Georgia will become a part of this powerful national network, reaching every region of the country. For more information, please contact us at contact@emergeamerica.org or call (415) 344-0323 x4. To learn more about Emerge America, please visit our website at www.emergeamerica.org.

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Emerge Georgia is currently raising our seed funding. 
Please consider a donation today to help our launch!

 

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