Since 2002, Emerge California has trained
over 700 Democratic women to
run for political office.
• 50% of graduates have run for
• 65% of graduates have won.
• 183 Emerge California alumnae currently serve in political office!
Want to see more women being trained and inspired to run?
Established on Mother’s Day 2019, the Child Care Initiative is an Emerge California
program that offers child care grants to any current Emerge California
program member during the time of their candidate training.
The goal of the initiative is to ensure that women leaders across the state have
the needed resources to participate in the
Emerge California signature candidate training program.
All program members are offered scholarships
of up to $750 (50% of the $1,500 tuition).
These scholarships can be used for the
tuition itself or other costs that program members incur, such as child care and transportation costs.
We believe no woman accepted
into the program should be prevented
from participating due to lack of resources.
The Emerge California Director’s Council is a core group of supporters committed to the organization’s mission of empowering Democratic self-identified women to run and win elected office. The purpose of the Council is to recognize supporters who serve as an integral part of the Emerge California movement, provide meaningful ways to engage with Alumnae, elected officials and the Emerge California community, and create opportunities for collaboration to further our mission and its impact.
• Recognition as a Director’s Council member on website and Annual Report
• Invitations to exclusive Director’s Council events
• Complimentary tickets to the Annual Class Welcome Reception (January)
• Opportunities to meet Emerge California program members and alumnae
• Exclusive briefings and updates from the Emerge California Executive Director
Contributions to Emerge California are not tax deductible. Emerge California is a 527 political organization and not a PAC. Emerge California does not endorse candidates and does not make contributions to, or coordinate its spending with, any candidates or political parties.