To increase the number of Democratic women leaders from diverse backgrounds in public office through recruitment, training, and providing a powerful network.
Emerge Massachusetts is changing the face of politics by recruiting, training, and providing a powerful network for Democratic women who want to run for office.
Our elite training team is comprised of campaign consultants, advisors, and staff from all over the country, who have been involved in some of the most successful campaigns and initiatives seen in recent election cycles. Participants learn from these experts and develop practical knowledge in areas including public speaking, fundraising, campaign strategy, voter contact, media, and messaging. Our women also join our dynamic and supportive network, which includes elected and appointed officials, a national association of Emerge alumnae, the Emerge Massachusetts Board of Directors, Committees, and members of our Advisory Council.
Emerge Massachusetts is a state affiliate of Emerge, which has trained more than 4,000 women to run for office since 2002. Emerge alumnae across the country have won more the 1,000 elections to date and hold office at every level of government. There are currently Emerge affiliates in 29 states — Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin with plans to expand to more soon. Women who graduate from Emerge Massachusetts’ training program are plugged into both the state network of Emerge Massachusetts alumnae, as well as the national network of Emerge alumnae across the country.