The year 2016 is shaping up to be a historic one for women in politics. Hillary Clinton will likely be the first woman presidential nominee of a major party, and our country may see the first woman president come November.
Emerge Massachusetts, the state’s premier organization for recruiting and training Democratic women to run for office, announced today that Congressman Joe Kennedy III has joined its Men’s Leadership Council. As a member of the council, Congressman Kennedy will use his political experience and expertise to assist with the organization’s expansion goals and class recruitment efforts and contribute to Emerge’s mission to get more Democratic women elected to office at every level.
As she announced the end of her distinguished 31-year career in the state Legislature last week, Representative Gloria Fox of Roxbury couldn’t resist recycling one of the most stubborn myths in Massachusetts politics.
Since Emerge Massachusetts launched in 2008, we have trained 155 women to run for office, with 15 women currently running for office this year. We have women serving both in local and state level government. We have implemented an innovative bootcamp training for current candidates, expanded our donor base, and garnered state-wide recognition.
it is important to consider how we can make it the new normal to have mothers like Michelle serving in office. As a society, we can't afford NOT to have them at the decision-making table. So this Mother's Day, I want you to reach out to a mother you know--maybe your own--and encourage her to run for office. Maybe she'll say no, but maybe she's just waiting for someone to ask her. By Andrea Dew Steele, President and Founder of Emerge America.
On behalf of the Barbara Lee Family Foundation, Lake Research Partners recently conducted a poll among 1000 likely voters in key states, with an oversample of 200 young women (age 18-35)* voters, which is the first in-depth look at younger women responding to messages about women candidates. Designed to examine voters’ attitudes toward women candidates and elected officials on both sides of party lines, this poll explores whether voters agree with the President and their beliefs about the disparities in leadership between women and men.
We are seeking a highly motivated, talented, and dynamic individual to serve as the Executive Director. This position will report to the Chair of the Board of Directors and will work with the local state board. The primary responsibilities include but are not limited to: fundraising and development, program promotion and implementation, class recruitment, board management, and support for program members and alumnae.
It has been a big year for Emerge Massachusetts, but we are most proud of our 17 alumnae running for office this November. It is the reason we do this work - to flood ballots across Massachusetts with Democratic women.
We are thrilled to announce an expansion of our training program, starting in 2014!
For our candidates, this means more options and a greater level of support. It means women can rely on Emerge to be there throughout different points in their careers. It means that when we discover a talented female candidate, we invest in her and stick with her until she gets over that finish line.
Emerge Massachusetts seeks a motivated intern who is passionate about increasing the number of women in elected office. The position is for the 2013-2014 academic year; it is available for the fall or spring semesters, or for the full year.
Comradery. Trust. Support. Strength. Compassion. These are the words that come to mind when I think of my Emerge sisterhood, a diverse group of creative women who have come together to learn how to run for office, and to grow in that process together.
Today we celebrate the 92nd anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which recognizes women’s right to vote. Both my grandmothers were born before women had the right to vote, and I think of them often as I run for Massachusetts State Senate. I wear my Grandma Dolan’s perfume, Tabu, on the campaign trail to keep her with me, and it feels wonderful to know how proud both she and Memar would be of their granddaughter. We’ve come a very long way.
We are halfway through our Emerge training here in Massachusetts and I have to confess, it’s what is not taught in the curriculum that has impacted me most.
I don’t remember any of our trainers directly speaking to this issue. Nowhere is it clearly defined on the website, and I am absolutely positive we don’t have any handouts on how it works. But I am beginning to get it.
ust days before President’s Day, Barbara Lee, a national leader in advancing women’s equality in American politics, announced a matching grant of up to $50,000. Your donation to Emerge Massachusetts will be matched dollar for dollar. Please give today!
Boston, MA: Emerge Massachusetts, the premier political leadership training program for Democratic women in Massachusetts, piloted a first-of-its-kind bootcamp candidate training program from. During the weekend of Friday, May 4 through Sunday, May 6, eight Democratic women received an intensive 23 hours of candidate training.
Easthampton, MA: Emerge Massachusetts, an organization that trains Democratic women to run for office, welcomed nearly 100 guests to the Venus and Cellar Bar on Main Street in Easthampton on Monday evening.
Easthampton, MA: Emerge Massachusetts, an organization that trains Democratic women to run for office welcomed more than 80 guests to Coco on Main Street in Easthampton on Monday evening, February 27th.
Boston, MA: Emerge Massachusetts, an organization that recruits and trains Democratic women to pursue public office, welcomed over 150 attendees at their annual spring fundraiser Wednesday evening in Boston. The event was hosted by Beth Boland, an Emerge Massachusetts Advisory Council member at Bingham McCutchen in downtown Boston.
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