To increase the number of Democratic women leaders from diverse backgrounds in public office through recruitment, training, and providing a powerful network.
To change the face of power, politics, and leadership in this country in order to have policies that are responsive to all Americans.
Emerge New Mexico is changing the face of New Mexico politics by identifying, training and encouraging women to run for office, get elected and to seek higher office. Our intensive, cohort-based six-month training program is unique. As the number of elected Democratic women remains flat or even declines, the need for our work is growing.
A 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. Emerge New Mexico is changing that!
Emerge New Mexico is a state affiliate of Emerge, which has trained more than 4,000 women to run for office since 2002. Emerge alumnae across the country have won more the 1,000 elections to date and hold office at every level of government. There are currently Emerge affiliates in 25 states — Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin with plans to expand to more soon. Women who graduate from Emerge New Mexico’s training program are plugged into both the state network of Emerge New Mexico alumnae, as well as the national network of Emerge alumnae across the country.
Emerge New Mexico has no issue-based litmus test for candidates. Our mission is clear: to recruit, train and support Democratic women who want to run for office.
Emerge New Mexico is committed to a statewide strategy. We recruit and train women from across the state who want to run for any level of political office. We are building the bench of well-trained candidates who will run for office for years to come.