Assemblymember Cristina Garcia to Speak to Emerge CA Women Leaders on Monday Night, April 11

Assemblymember Cristina Garcia to Speak to

Emerge CA Women Leaders on Monday Night, April 11

 

CA Legislators to Host Future Candidates

For “Shadow” Day at Capitol

 

Sacramento, CA – What is a day in the life of a legislator really like? Emerge California, which recruits and trains Democratic women running for office, is bringing its 2016 class to Sacramento to find out. Forty-five Emerge program members will shadow members of the State Assembly next Monday, April 11.

 

This is the fourteenth year Emerge CA has brought its candidates to Sacramento to get a feel for the life of a legislator. The legislators opening their offices to the class include Assemblymembers Toni Atkins, Rob Bonta, David Chiu, Bill Dodd, Tony Thurmond, Shirley Weber and Das Williams.

 

“To better prepare the future leaders in this year’s class, they will get an inside look at how legislators’ offices run,” said Emerge California Executive Director Kimberly Ellis. “Our mission is to train women to win elections and address the disparity of women in office in California. No where is this more apparent than in the state legislature where women’s representation has dropped to 25.8% over the last decade, with only 12 women serving in the Senate and 19 in the Assembly.”

 

On Monday night, Assemblymember Cristina Garcia will speak about the importance of electing more women at an evening reception to an expected crowd of over 150, including legislators, public officials and Emerge CA board members, alumnae and supporters.

                                     

Who:             Emerge California with Assemblymember Cristina Garcia

What:             4th Annual Sacramento Reception

When:            Monday, April 11, 6:00-7:30 PM

Where:            Cafeteria 15L, Ultra Room, 1116 15th St, Sacramento

 

Since its founding, Emerge California has recruited and trained nearly 350 women. Fifty percent of those women have run for public office or been appointed to local and statewide boards or commissions. Of those who have run, nearly 70% have won their races. In addition, 50% of Emerge graduates are women of color.

 

For more information, please contact Pam Majteles, pam@emergeca.org.

 

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