Emerge California is the premier training program for Democratic women who want to run for office

We inspire women to run, we hone their skills to win!


Our goal is clear: to increase the number of Democratic women in public office.

Our Mission: To increase the number of Democratic women leaders from diverse backgrounds in public office through recruitment, training and providing a powerful network.

Our Vision: To change the face of power, politics and leadership in this country in order to have policies that are responsive to all Americans.

We offer the only in-depth, six-month, 70-hour training program that provides aspiring woman leaders with cutting-edge tools and training to run for elected office and elevate themselves in our political system.

In addition, the Emerge program provides our alumnae with a strong, supportive national network of women in politics, which includes a national association of Emerge alumnae, the Emerge board and advisory council members.