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Jun 6 2018

On behalf of the Emerge Massachusetts board, it gives me great pleasure to announce that our Executive Director, Ryanne Olsen, will soon take on a national role as the Training and Curriculum Director for Emerge America. In this new position, Ryanne will draw on the incredible success of our shared work in Massachusetts to strengthen the existing curriculum of our 25 sister chapters and develop new training initiatives for progressive women candidates across the country.

Dec 11 2016

A candidate training program for Democratic women has seen a spike in applications, from 40 in past years to 82 this year - 57 since the November Election

Aug 4 2016


The year 2016 is shaping up to be a historic one for women in politics. Hillary Clinton will likely be the first woman presidential nominee of a major party, and our country may see the first woman president come November.

Aug 4 2016

Emerge Massachusetts, the state’s premier organization for recruiting and training Democratic women to run for office, announced today that Congressman Joe Kennedy III has joined its Men’s Leadership Council. As a member of the council, Congressman Kennedy will use his political experience and expertise to assist with the organization’s expansion goals and class recruitment efforts and contribute to Emerge’s mission to get more Democratic women elected to office at every level. 

Aug 4 2016

As she announced the end of her distinguished 31-year career in the state Legislature last week, Representative Gloria Fox of Roxbury couldn’t resist recycling one of the most stubborn myths in Massachusetts politics.

Oct 7 2015
Dear Friend,
Since Emerge Massachusetts launched in 2008, we have trained 155 women to run for office, with 15 women currently running for office this year. We have women serving both in local and state level government. We have implemented an innovative bootcamp training for current candidates, expanded our donor base, and garnered state-wide recognition.
Jun 20 2015

it is important to consider how we can make it the new normal to have mothers like Michelle serving in office. As a society, we can't afford NOT to have them at the decision-making table. So this Mother's Day, I want you to reach out to a mother you know--maybe your own--and encourage her to run for office. Maybe she'll say no, but maybe she's just waiting for someone to ask her. By Andrea Dew Steele, President and Founder of Emerge America. 

Mar 15 2013

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