Get to know Emerge California's Graduating Class of 2017! 

"Now more than ever, women's voices and experiences are desperately needed in the halls of Congress and in state legislatures. Emerge's commitment to training and mentoring women candidates is vital to making that happen." 

Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the U.S. House

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Dec 7 2017

Oakland, Cali.—Emerge California, the state’s premier organization for recruiting and training Democratic women to run for office, will launch their 2018 Northern and Southern California classes this Saturday, Dec. 9. This year’s chosen group of 73 future women political leaders is shaping up to be one of Emerge California’s best ever, with the exciting addition of a new Central Valley Cohort which launches in February.

Click here for a full list of Emerge California’s Class of 2018 Program Members.

Nov 13 2017

OAKLAND -- Nov. 13, 2017 –

On the heels of a historic election night for dozens of women across the country, Emerge California, the state’s premier organization for recruiting and training Democratic women to run for office, is excited to announce it’s launching a new program in the Central Valley. The Central Valley class will join the organization’s renowned Northern and Southern California classes in the 2018 program year, bringing the 2018 class to its largest ever--a total of 76 women.

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.