Emerge Massachusetts is changing the face of Massachusetts politics by identifying, training and inspiring women to pursue public office. Our intensive, cohort-based six-month training program is unique. As the number of elected Democratic women remains flat or even declines, the need for our work is growing.
In the 227 years since its statehood, Massachusetts has elected a total of 5 women to the U.S. House of Representatives, elected only one woman to the U.S. Senate and never had a woman elected to the office of Governor. Currently, 25% of Massachusetts State legislators are women.
A pool of highly qualified Democratic candidates is being left untapped. Too often, women do not see themselves running for office—they assume they aren’t experienced enough or they don’t know where to begin. Emerge Massachusetts is changing that!
Emerge Massachusetts is an affiliate of Emerge America, a national organization currently working in 17 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin.