Emerge Massachusetts Welcomes 21 Women to Political Leadership Training Program

2012 Class is Most Geographically Diverse Class Yet

Boston, MA: Emerge Massachusetts, the premier political leadership training program for Democratic women in Massachusetts, welcomed their fifth training class last weekend.

Emerge Massachusetts, which seeks to increase the number of women in office, received a record number of applications this year and will be training its most geographically diverse class to date.

“We’re working hard to increase the number of women running and winning campaigns,” said Emerge Massachusetts Executive Director Judy Neufeld.   “Each year, we select Massachusetts women from all ages and backgrounds to complete the comprehensive training program designed to inspire, educate and prepare Democratic women for public office.”  

The Class of 2012 will have 8 women of color and 16 women coming from outside the City of Boston. There are students, teachers, consultants, policy advocates, lawyers, community organizers, activists, and a library director in this class.

On January 21, these 22 women began over 70 hours of training and through the next 6 months will meet dozens of elected officials and local political leaders to help support them, and will be paired up with mentors throughout the program. The Emerge Massachusetts program provides intensive training over six months to women seeking public office on topics such as public speaking, fundraising, campaign strategy, labor and political endorsements, voter contact, networking, media skills and messaging, and ethics in politics.  Democratic women interested in learning more should visit www.emergema.org.

Emerge Massachusetts Class of 2012:
Chandra Allard, Quincy
Kay Calvert, Cambridge
Chris Chanyasulkit, Brookline
Stefanie Coxe, Dennisport
Courtney Elgart, Framingham
Stephanie Everett, Mattapan
Deeqo Jibril, Roxbury
Marie LeClair, Lynn
Jennifer Lemmerman, Melrose
Michelle Macaux, Andover
Emily MacRae, Fitchburg
Patricia Mallios, Worcester
Elizabeth Maynard, Sunderland
Anne Marie McIntyre, Westwood
Charlotte Nugent, Allston
Denise Perrault, Lawrence
Beatriz Rivera, Boston
Linda Stetson, Millis
Polly Titcomb, Concord
Nancy Volel, Billerica
Francia Wisnewski, Greenfield

About Emerge Massachusetts:
Emerge Massachusetts is the premier political leadership training program for Democratic women in the state. We inspire them to run; we hone their skills to win. Our goal is clear: to increase the number of Democratic women in office.  For more information, see www.emergema.org.

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