Emerge America develops community-based affiliate programs designed to recruit, educate and inspire talented and diverse Democratic women who want to pursue elective office at the local, state and national levels. Our goal is clear: to increase the number of Democratic women holding public office. Our first affiliate, Emerge California, was launched in 2002 where we developed the model and our curriculum. Based on our effectiveness in California, we launched Emerge America in 2005 to bring the Emerge model to each of the 50 states. We are currently operating in 16 states.
Emerge makes a long-term investment in these future leaders through our intensive training program that hones their political skills, facilitates access to potential supporters and donors and helps craft their political future.