Emerge NJ Graduation 16 Ambitious Women Graduated, Ready to Empower the Future of Women’s Politics
MONTCLAIR— Emerge NJ graduated their fourth class on June 24, 2017. The 16 ambitious alumnae have the goal to run for local and state office positions this year. We are looking for the next group of courageous women to take on the next training in Spring 2017.
In four short years of Emerge NJ’s existence, 12 women from our program have run for political office, and seven have been elected. Emerge NJ is proud that for the first time we have 13 alumnae on the ballot in 2017. -###-
Kim Keyes, 2017 Emerge NJ graduate who is running for Middlesex Town Council said, “Emerge has provided information to fill the gaps in knowledge regarding how to get elected, as well as created opportunities and a safe environment to practice skills such as door knocking, debating, and stump speeches. I’m excited to feel confident heading into my first campaign and to know that I have a network of strong women supporting me!”
Emerge NJ is looking forward to welcoming more driven women to its fifth class. The application for the Spring 2018 Class is open.
For more information on the Spring 2018 application, please contact Truscha Quatrone at (973) 541-9595 or log onto http://www.emergenj.org/training/application.
Emerge NJ is an intensive, cohort-based six-month training program that supports women to run for office. Emerge New Jersey is changing the face of New Jersey politics by identifying the pool of highly qualified Democratic candidates is being left untapped. Too often, women do not see themselves running for office-they assume they aren’t experienced enough or they don’t know where to begin. Our program gives them the tools, training experience, and endless support to change the future of politics in New Jersey