News Articles

Aug 25 2016

Maine Governor Paul LePage’s recent conflict with Rep. Patty Hymanson was tinged with coded language clearly intended to undermine her credibility by attacking her gender. Though his tone toward women isn’t as blatantly biased as it often is toward people of color, there is no denying the intent behind his choice of words.

Portland Press Herald
Aug 24 2016


This year, America celebrated the historic nomination of Hillary Clinton as the first woman presidential candidate of a major party. However, as we celebrate this event, we also need to be cognizant of a problem women are facing down the ballot. Namely, women are not gaining any ground in the fight to achieve equal representation in government as a whole, and there are many places across the country where we’re losing the hard fought progress we’ve made.

Ms. Magazine Blog
Aug 3 2016

Watching Hillary Clinton accept the nomination for President of the United States last week was one of the greatest thrills of my life. As the President and Founder of Emerge America, I spend every single day working to elect more Democratic women. 

Huffington Post Blog
Jul 27 2016

Last week, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton announced Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate. Many Democrats are happy with Kaine, a respected bilingual Senator with an impressive resume. Others, who were hoping for a more diverse pick, are less enthused.

Huffington Post Blog
Jun 22 2016

As the President of an organization dedicated to recruiting Democratic women to run for office, I was thrilled to hear Senator Sanders talk about the importance of getting more people interested in running for office at the state and local level during his speech last week.

Huffington Post Blog
Jun 17 2016

By Andrea Dew Steele 

President and Founder, Emerge America 

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The Huffington Post
Jun 10 2016

On Tuesday, the United States woke up to its first de facto female presidential nominee in Hillary Clinton. On Wednesday, California nominated two women — state Attorney General Kamala Harris (D) and Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D) — for its high-profile race for a U.S.

Washington Post
Apr 26 2016

By Andrea Dew Steele
President and Founder, Emerge America

Recently, I sat down with a reporter friend of mine and he asked me if I was ecstatic about the election. “Why would I be ecstatic?” I asked him.

Huffington Post

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