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May 11 2015
Recently, during a trip to Boston, I invited Emerge Massachusetts alumna and Boston City Councilwoman Michelle Wu to lunch.  I was excited to meet her because I knew that her race and win were “historic”—Michelle was the youngest woman elected to the Boston City Council at 28 years old.  She is also one of only 11 women and only two Asian-Americans EVER elected to the Boston City Council.
Huffington Post
May 7 2015
A group focused on recruiting Democratic women to run for office is launching a campaign Friday called “Follow Hillary’s Lead” aimed at increasing by 20 percent the number of women candidates in 2016.
Emerge America provides training, connections and support for women candidates seeking local and state office.
Apr 27 2015

By Deborah Baker, Journal Staff Writer

Democrats determined to overcome last year’s losses, reclaim the state House and keep control of the Senate have chosen Debra Haaland as the new state party chairwoman.

Haaland was elected at a meeting Saturday in Albuquerque of nearly 400 members of the Democratic State Central Committee.

Albuquerque Journal
Mar 10 2015

By Andrea Dew Steele, Founder and President, Emerge America

Last week, I attended the Watermark Conference with Hillary Clinton in Silicon Valley. I, like most of the 5,000 women in attendance, was filled with pent-up excitement about the prospect of Hillary running for president again in 2016. The feeling in the air was feverish and Hillary was greeted with wild enthusiasm.

Huffington Post
Feb 6 2015

Every Friday, GoLocalPDX breaks down who's rising and who's falling in the world of Oregon politics. Check out who made the lists this week.


Independent Party of Oregon

Nov 21 2014

By Martha McKenna, Emerge Maryland Board Chair

The Baltimore Sun
Nov 11 2014

By Andrea Dew Steele, President and Founder, Emerge America

The Huffington Post
Nov 5 2014

By Carla Marinucci and John Wildermuth

California Republicans watched their candidates for governor and other statewide offices get thrashed on election day, while both houses of the state Legislature remained in firm Democratic control — but out of the ashes of 2014, party activist say, may come a spark of hope. 

Tuesday may go down as the day the GOP “stopped the bleeding” in deep-blue California, said Jason Scalese, who managed an unsuccessful state Senate race in the East Bay for Republican Peter Kuo.

Apr 23 2014

By Susan Rose

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (WOMENSENEWS)--On the sidelines of all the primary campaigns going on right now we also have a less-visible but important nationwide effort focused on gender equality in political office.

It is aimed at women who have not considered running for political office as well as those who have been thinking about it and need encouragement to declare.

Recruitment is the key to achieving this goal. "If women run, women win," says Debbie Walsh, director of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

Emerge America is the fastest-growing national political organization recruiting women to run for office. Founded in 2005, it is currently working in 14 states to recruit and train Democratic women to run for office. (Emerge California was founded earlier in 2002.)

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