Press Releases

Mar 7 2018

Philadelphia - Emerge Pennsylvania, the state’s premier organization for recruiting and training Democratic women to run for office, announced today 21 of its program’s alumnae and current program members will be running for Congress and the State Legislature this cycle, in addition to 12 women running to become members of Democratic State Committee. This year’s group of Emerge Pennsylvania candidates is their largest ever and marks a major step towards the organization’s goal of changing the face of power in government and politics.


Dec 19 2017

One year after the presidential election, interest in Emerge Pennsylvania’s intensive seven-month training program was higher than ever. The organization received 57 applications from Democratic women who are interested in seeking public office across the Commonwealth. The Emerge Pennsylvania board has been interviewing applicants for weeks to narrow down the list of women who will be accepted into the 2018 cohort.

Oct 9 2017

Emerge Pennsylvania today announced eight new members joined its Board of Directors. These women are joining 16 current members of the board. 

Jun 9 2017

Twenty-three diverse women representing areas across the Commonwealth graduated from Emerge Pennsylvania’s intensive political training program on Monday, June 5th. The cohort met for one weekend per month for more than 70 hours of training on how to successfully run for public office.

Dec 27 2016

After the November 8th election, interest in the program surged with more than 100 women reaching out to apply and state interest in running for office across Pennsylvania. The applicants were narrowed down to the 25 diverse women from across the state who will be the next cohort. 

Feb 19 2016

Tuesday marked the filing deadline for this Spring’s Primary and Emerge Pennsylvania is proud to announce that 6 Emerge Pennsylvania women will be appearing on the ballot.  Emerge Pennsylvania is an organization dedicated to recruiting and training Democratic women to run for office in order to increase the number of women in public office.

Jan 25 2016

The Board of Emerge Pennsylvania has selected the inaugural class of women to participate in Emerge’s intensive training.

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