About Us

Are you a Democratic woman who wants to run for office? Let us help you!

Our Mission

To increase the number of Democratic women from diverse backgrounds in public office through recruitment, training, and providing a powerful network.

What We Do

Emerge Nevada has made its mark, and changed the face of politics in Nevada. Our elected alumnae helped Nevada rank highest in the nation among the states with the most number of women serving in the State Legislature and are now poised to become the first ever with a women majority.  We have been changing the face of politics by recruiting, training and providing a powerful network for Democratic women who want to run for office.

We offer the only in-depth, six-month, 70-hour training program that provides aspiring female leaders with cutting-edge tools and training to run for elected office and elevate themselves in our political system.

Our program’s trainers are comprised of an elite team of campaign consultants, advisors and staff from across the state and nationally who have been involved in some of the most successful campaigns and initiatives seen in Nevada election cycles. Participants learn from these experts and develop practical knowledge in areas such as public speaking, fundraising, campaign strategy, voter contact, media and messaging and others. Candidates also meet an array of dynamic women who hold elected and appointed office and become a part of a supportive network, which includes a state-wide and national association of Emerge alumnae, the Emerge board and advisory council members.

Emerge Nevada Quick Facts

  • 28 Emerge Women will be on the November 2018 ballot;
  • 19  are running for state seats including Controller, Senate, Assembly, and University Regent;
  • 8 candidates for county-wide office including District Court Judge, County Commissioner, Clerk, Assessor, and School Board;
  • 1  candidate is running for City Council;
  • 37% are women of color;
  • 70% are first-time candidates;
  • 100% are committed to making Nevada the best place to live.

Emerge

Emerge Nevada 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 Nevada’s training program are plugged into both the state network of Emerge Nevada alumnae, as well as the national network of Emerge alumnae across the country.

Emerge Nevada Gets Results

190+

women trained

21

currently serving in office

27

on the ballot in 2018

71%

win-rate in the 2018 primaries

Why Women?

  • Studies have shown women in elected office overwhelmingly support and push forward democratic principles like equality and fairness.
  • When women hold public office they are more actively involved in a variety of gender-salient issue areas, including healthcare, the economy, education and the environment.
  • Women legislators are more responsive to constituents, value cooperation over hierarchical power and find ways to engineer solutions in situations where men have trouble finding common ground.