Emerge California Events



2020 Emerge Victorious Tour

Join Emerge California for our “2020 Emerge Victorious Tour,” a series of rallies for all the Emerge California alumnae who are currently running to make change in their communities! We will also be celebrating all the Emerge California women who have been leading and making impact in the region.

2020 Emerge Victorious Tour, “Capitol to Kern” Central Valley Rally
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | Zoom
5:00 – 6:00 PM

2020 Emerge Victorious Tour, Southern California Rally
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | Zoom
5:00 – 6:00 PM

2020 Emerge Victorious Tour, Northern California Rally
Thursday, October 8, 2020 | Zoom
5:00 – 6:00 PM

ASL Language Interpreter provided at all three events.


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Join us on our 2021 Emerge California Recruitment Tour:
Answer the Call!

More info, schedule, and registration links here!



#EmergeStronger Interview
 June Diane Raphael

Actress (Grace and Frankie, Long Shot)
and author of 

Represent: The Woman’s Guide to Running
for Office and Changing the World!

 6.23.20 | 12:30 PM PT | Zoom

Actress (Grace and Frankie, Long Shot) and author of 
Represent: The Woman’s Guide to Running for Office and Changing the World!

Class of 2020 Graduation Celebration
Join us to celebrate the Class of 2020!
Northern California Cohort
6.20.20 | Zoom

Central Valley Cohort
6.21.20 | Zoom
Southern California Cohort
6.27.20 | Zoom 

Please join us for a virtual celebration of the unstoppable Class of 2020. This year’s class showed an incredible amount of grit, heart, resilience and passion, as they successfully completed their 6-month candidate training with Emerge California virtually and while impacted by a global crisis. In every way, the Class of 2020 demonstrated who they are as leaders. As our nation grapples with a public health crisis and the fight against racial injustice, we need them in elected office now more than ever.

To honor their hard work and commitment to service, and to introduce them as the newest alumnae to the Emerge California community, we will be hosting a Graduation Celebration for each regional cohort. You are welcome to join any of the celebrations. Each Graduation Celebration will feature a notable keynote speaker and remarks from each Class of 2020 program member!

We invite you to support Emerge California and the Class of 2020 by joining us virtually, or serving as one of our Graduation Sponsors. Guests may attend for free and have the option to contribute any amount in the name of a Class of 2020 Program Member.

REGISTER as a guest for free, or support our mission by registering as a Graduation Sponsor.

Can’t attend the Class of 2020 Graduation Celebration but want to help sustain
Emerge California’s movement?
Support from afar today!

Postponement Notice

Annual Southern CA Reception
*New Date coming soon!*

After careful consideration, out of an abundance of caution, we are postponing the reception to respect those with concerns about the community spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). We will update the website in the coming weeks to confirm the *new* date for the 2020 Annual Southern California Reception.

Click here to read the full memo>>

Trailblazer Trivia Night
Join us for a fun evening of virtual trivia!
 5.13.20 |  Zoom

A special thank you to our Shirley Chisholm Sponsor, Emerge California Board Member and former Santa Barbara County Supervisor the Hon. Susan Rose for making this event possible.

Emerge California women are trailblazers and they are showing true leadership during this unprecedented time. Over 100 Emerge California alumnae are currently in elected office, working harder than ever and taking bold action on behalf of their communities.

Join Emerge California for an evening of “Trailblazer Trivia” to help sustain our movement and ensure compassionate, strong and bold Democratic women continue to run and win elected office across California.

Class of 2020
Welcome Reception

Meet the new Emerge California
Class of 2020!

1.25.20 |  Oakland

Join us as we welcome nearly 70 women from across the state into the Emerge California candidate training program. Meet the new class of 2020, and fellow Emerge California Alumnae and elected officials!

Over 100 Emerge California alumnae hold elected office, from school board to the state legislature. Come meet your next elected official in the making and show your support for Emerge California!

The Honorable Malia Cohen, Chair of the State Board of Equalization, will be joining us to welcome the Class of 2020. After training with Emerge California, she made her way through the political pipeline and knows what it takes to run!

Breaking Barriers Brunch Reception
9.22.19 | San Francisco

Join us this fall as we come together to celebrate the 92 Emerge California alumnae who ran for office in 2018, recognize those who broke barriers in their races, and commit to work together to continue to elevate Democratic women in elected office in California. Enjoy an open-air rooftop reception designed for mixing and mingling.

Meet Emerge California Welcome Reception
9.10.19 | San Jose

Join hosts Santa Clara County Supervisor Susan Ellenberg and California Water Commissioner and Emerge California Advisory Council Member Teresa Alvarado in welcoming the incoming Executive Director Melanie V. Ramil, and Northern California Program Director/Director of Development Sierra DeSalvia.

Learn about Emerge California from staff and alumnae and find out how you can get involved.

Annual Capitol Reception
A New Day
5.14.19 | Sacramento

Celebrate new women leaders across the state, new leadership at Emerge California, and a new status quo in the making! Welcome the new Central Valley Class of 2019!