News Articles

Nov 29 2016

Many of us were sure Hillary Clinton was going to break the highest glass ceiling in the land, and were — and still are — stunned that didn’t happen. But this is no time to wallow. Now, more than ever, women need to lead, and Emerge Michigan can help them do that.

Eclecta Blog
Nov 18 2016

Beth Kelly, executive director of an organization that grooms Democratic women to run for political office in Michigan, signs her emails with a simple but hopeful word: Onward.

The Detroit News
Nov 11 2016

BUT APART from that one race, how did women leaders fare on Tuesday? The answer: surprisingly well. The defeat of Hillary Clinton in the presidential campaign has obviously overshadowed every other contest, but the success of down-ballot candidates provides an encouraging antidote to despair. Women continue to climb the political ladder, and with any luck the election of a misogynist like Donald Trump will spur even more to throw their hats into the ring.

Boston Globe
Nov 1 2016

Women make up just over half of the U.S. population, but just 12 percent of the nation's governors, according to data from the National Governors Association compiled by Bloomberg. That's down from a peak of 20 percent, in 2005. "The problem is the pipeline," says Andrea Dew Steele, President of Emerge America, a national organization that recruits, trains and offers other non-financial help to female candidates at the state and local level. "That's why we are doing everything we can to encourage women to run for election."

Bloomberg Brief
Sep 15 2016

Fourteen of our state affiliates are currently accepting applications for their next classes of aspiring Democratic women leaders. As women working to increase our representation in government, we know we have to keep moving forward even as we also focus on winning elections in November.

Huffington Post Blog
Aug 30 2016

While America’s political kingmakers inject their millions into high-profile presidential and congressional contests, Democratic mega-donor George Soros has directed his wealth into an under-the-radar 2016 campaign to advance one of the progressive movement’s core goals — reshaping the American justice system.

 

Politico
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

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