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Want To Be A Change Agent, Boomer Women? Read On.

Maddy Dychtwald | Posted 09.28.2015 | Fifty
Maddy Dychtwald

Think about it: a mere century ago, the world was a very different place. Cars were scarce, television hadn't been invented yet, and an apple was just a tasty fruit. More importantly, women couldn't vote, own property, or even open a bank account in their own name.

From Changing Diapers to Changing Policies

Andrea Dew Steele | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
Andrea Dew Steele

Recently, during a trip to Boston, I invited Emerge Massachusetts alumna and Boston City Councilwoman Michelle Wu to lunch. I was excited to meet her because I knew that her race and win were "historic"--Michelle was the youngest woman elected to the Boston City Council at 28 years old.

An Interview With Shenna Bellows

Colleen Crinion | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
Colleen Crinion

At the Netroots Nation conference this past weekend, I had the opportunity to sit down with Maine senate candidate Shenna Bellows. We didn't have a lot of time to chat, but I definitely had enough time to find out that she has a great and diverse background, and is an incredibly thoughtful person

Sam Stein

Newly Released IRS Docs Complicate 'Scandal' Narrative | Sam Stein | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Officials at the Internal Revenue Service were encouraged to flag groups with the word "emerge" in their names as well as potential succ...

Paul Blumenthal

IRS Put In Double Bind | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Facing questions over the Internal Revenue Service's allegedly focused examination of conservative groups applying for nonprofit tax-exe...

How to Identify, Train and Inspire Women To Pursue Public Office

Anne Stevenson | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Anne Stevenson

Thanks to organizations like Emerge, some female candidates have the tools they need to demonstrate why doing the right thing can be profitable and are more effective and obtaining funding for their winning campaigns.

Breaking News: U.S. Now Ranks 79th in World for Women's Political Participation

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

This is The Year of the Woman. Again. As a result of Tuesday's elections, the 113th Congress will include the highest number of women senators ever: 20. Hate to be a killjoy but the truth is that even with this improvement women are still woefully underrepresented in this country.

On Party, Platform and Power: Democrats Are Good for Women

Karen Middleton | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
Karen Middleton

The chasm between the parties has been illustrated in recent days as we have heard the comments made by Congressman Todd Akin about rape. Akin's remarks have been painted by many as a unique incident by one hardline conservative. Don't believe it.

The Wake-up Call

Karen Middleton | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Karen Middleton

As a gender we are resilient, we have a high pain threshold, we work hard and we know how to get things done. We are better at politics than we profess, and politics needs us -- it is not doing so well without more of us on hand.

Carrying My Grandmother's Dream: Emerge California Graduation Address

Christine Pelosi | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

No matter how easy some people make it look, this path is a not an escalator: it is a steep and circuitous staircase.You will pause, breathless, along the way. And get tired but keep climbing.

Endorsements and Other "Opportunities" for Women Seeking Office

Karen Middleton | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics
Karen Middleton

A candidate with a broad range of endorsements can demonstrate to their neighbors that they already know how to work with people in their community and state in order to get things done.

Why Don't We Have More Women in Public Office? Look at Who's Running the Campaigns

Yashar Ali | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics
Yashar Ali

Current statistics are dismal: women hold fewer than 20% of House and Senate seats. The House faced its first decline of women members in 30 years. Why are we slipping back after so many years of slow but steady progress?

Keeping Up With the News of the Day

Karen Middleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Middleton

I have been unable to get my head around the endless series of attacks on women, women's rights, reproductive rights, choice, and now the rights of wo...