20 Years of Impact

  • Feb 4, 2022
  • Team Emerge California

2022 is a big year for our movement.

Emerge California has been empowering Democratic women leaders to run for office – and changing the face of power – for 20 years!

Will you help us celebrate 20 years of impact with a contribution of $20.22?

Since 2002, we have trained more than 800 Democratic women leaders through our signature candidate training program, the only one of its kind.

Throughout this time, we have seen what 20 years of impact means when we are intentional about who we recruit and train to serve as our elected leaders. It means that:

  • The face of power has changed. Today, 182 Emerge California alumnae serve in elected office. They serve in the California State Legislature, they lead cities as Mayors, and they represent their communities at every level of government, up and down the state.
  • We see ourselves represented in our elected leadership. Many of our alumnae are trailblazers, meaning they are the first to serve in their seat – the first Black woman, the first mom, the first woman of color, the first openly LGBTQ+ woman.
  • More women than ever have stepped up to run for elected office. Emerge California women recruit and support their sisters to follow in their footsteps. There are now 12 cities and jurisdictions throughout the state where multiple alumnae serve together. In Suisun City, three of the five Council Members – including the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem – are alumnae!

After 20 years of impact, we know our movement is working. Will you contribute $20.22 to celebrate 20 years of impact with us?

We empower Democratic women leaders who reflect the communities they serve because we know they will be the ones to fight for a just and equitable world. That was true in 2002, and it’s true today in 2022.

Thank you for being a partner in this movement with us. We can’t wait to see what another 20 years of impact will look like.

With excitement,
Team Emerge California

P.S. We kicked off our first training with the Class of 2022 – our 20th class! – this weekend. As Democratic women leaders continue to step up to run, we will continue to deliver the training they need to win. Onward!

The Emerge California Class of 2022 at their first training this weekend!