The fight for our freedom

While it is not surprising that the leaked Supreme Court draft majority opinion effectively overturns Roe v. Wade, it is still shocking. Let’s call it what it is: an all-out assault on women, our rights, our autonomy, our freedom.  As we sit with the heaviness and devastation of all that this… Read More

20 Years of Impact

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… Read More

Electing Women is Key to Happiness: New Report

“Most women in the so-called “developed” world lack this level of resources and social standing. That’s the reason organizations like Emily’s List, Emerge, She Should Run and Higher Heights play such a critical role in changing the game. They help women overcome the early hurdles to getting elected.” Electing Women… Read More

Honoring the life of George Floyd

Today, on the anniversary of George Floyd’s death, our hearts are with his family and all who loved him. He was a brother, a father, a friend – and his life mattered. For George Floyd – and the thousands of other Black women and men who… Read More

True Justice

To our Emerge California community, Yesterday’s long-awaited verdict brought forth a deep and complex range of emotions – relief, sadness, anger, grief – and we want to affirm the weight and import of this moment. Our hearts go out to the family of George Floyd, and the families of the… Read More

Statement on the Fight for Justice for Black Americans

Today and every day, Black lives are to be respected, valued, uplifted and protected. Over the weekend, we saw thousands of Americans come together and raise their voices to protest systemic racism and police brutality. Americans of every background are demanding that our elected leaders and our society do better… Read More

Black History Month Spotlight: Erica Stewart

“As the newest City Council member for San Luis Obispo, many have asked me what I think about being the first African-American woman female council person in our city.” Erica Stewart, Emerge California ’18 As the newest City Council member for San Luis Obispo, many have asked me what I… Read More