Emerge Virginia

Richmond, VA


Trains Democratic women to run for office with a 7-month program

In 2017, Emerge alumnae candidates made history in the House of Delegates; one alumna is one of two of the first Asian-American women elected to the HoD; the first two Latinas elected to the HoD are Emerge alumnae; the first open lesbian elected to the HoD is an Emerge alumnae and the first openly transgender person elected to a state legislature is an Emerge alumna. In total, 24 Emerge alumnae now serve in elected office The alumnae hail from every corner of Virginia 54% of the alumnae are women of color Emerge Virginia is a 527 Political Action Committee and contributions are not tax deductible Emerge Virginia does not endorse or contribute to candidates

Issues: Electoral politics, We do not train on issues, endorse or contribute to candidates
Activities: Training program for Democratic women, network of alumnae
Members: 154 women trained in five years

Updated: 2020-02-24 09:50:38 IRL