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Jan 5 2017

Emerge California has announced today that Maimuna Syed will become the organization’s new Executive Director effective February 1st. Maimuna has worked for statewide and national unions for eight years. Prior to coming to Emerge CA, Maimuna worked for the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton. 

Oct 11 2016

Here in the Bay Area, men are working hard to get women elected to office. Emerge California, which recruits and trains Democratic women to run for office, will honor those men at its annual fall mixer at Hawthorn in San Francisco. 

Aug 30 2016
The Press Democrat

A group of Sonoma County women Saturday considered the gains they’ve made and the advances they still seek in American electoral politics. Meeting one day after Women’s Equality Day, those gathered outside Santa Rosa High School said they want to see more women in local, state and national offices. Some voiced hope that 2016 will be the year that voters put a woman in the Oval Office, while others suggested that at the least such a groundbreaking deed should one day occur.

Aug 4 2016

Emerge California has announced today that the organization elected Amber Maltbie as its new Chair of the Board. Amber Maltbie is a political attorney in Los Angeles with Nossaman, LLP, specializing in campaign finance compliance and disclosure, election administration, and governmental ethics.  Ms. Maltbie was also recently elected to the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council. Specializing in the intersection between U.S. and international election law, gender issues, and women's political participation - Ms. Maltbie is also an adjunct professor of election law at the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, CA.

Jun 8 2016
Voice of San Diego

For months, Deputy City Attorney Mara Elliott trekked across the city to obscure Democratic groups, laying out her resume, explaining her policy positions and asking for their endorsement. For months, she watched the party endorse her opponents instead. Sometimes endorsements went to Gil Cabrera, former chair of the city’s ethics commission. Mostly they went to Port Commissioner Rafael Castellanos.

Jun 1 2016

Emerge California will celebrate its record-breaking election year at the San Francisco Annual Reception on Wednesday, June 1. Seventy-five Emerge CA alumnae have announced their candidacies in 2016, making it the largest number of alumnae to run in a single year in the organization’s 14-year history. Former Assembly Speaker and San Francisco Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr. will address attendees, and Board of Equalization Chair Fiona Ma will receive Emerge CA’s 2016 Woman of the Year Award.

Apr 18 2016

In light of this week’s Student Assembly debates and this weekend’s upcoming elections, candidates and their platforms have been at the center of many campus conversations. But less has been said about the gender imbalances that have characterized Student Assembly elections over the past few years — and indeed, as a trend throughout its history.

Apr 14 2016

Los Angeles, CA – Twenty women from Southern California are now ready to run for office and help close the gender gap in electoral politics. The class graduates this Saturday after completing a four-month training program with Emerge California, which recruits and trains Democratic women to run for office. 

Apr 14 2016

San Francisco, CA – Twenty-five women from Northern California are now ready to run for office and help close the gender gap in electoral politics. The class, which graduates this Friday, completed a four-month training program with Emerge California. The organization recruits and trains Democratic women to run for office.

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