September 2021 Newsletter

September 2021 Newsletter

Since graduating the first class in 2007, Emerge Nevada has trained over 275 women to run for office and win! We hope you will join us on Sunday, September 12th as we celebrate the twenty one women from the Class of 2021 and alumnae from every class year!
“The Emerge Class of 2022 will empower you to be the best version of yourself and to lead with integrity, justice, and dedication,” said Denise Lopez, president of the Emerge Nevada Board of Directors. “Our class members are provided with the tools needed to run and win. But the greatest part of our alumnae network are the sisters who will guide and support you on your political journey.”

Applications and nominations will be accepted through October 15, 2021.
We are often asked after achieving the first majority women legislature in the nation “why does Nevada need more women elected to public office?” These are a few highlights of the  many reasons why all Nevadans benefit from having women advocate on their behalf in our State Legislature, on County Commissions and City Councils, as School Board Trustees, in Judicial seats, in appointed positions and beyond!
The Class of 2021 met virtually throughout the program until the last class weekend when the Clark County Fire Fighters generously sponsored a two-day intensive workshop at the IAFF Local Union Hall. Our Campaign Advisory Team (CAT) Committee hosted an endorsement symposium, candidate and judicial candidate panels, ethics round table and peer-reviewed campaign plan sessions with Emerge Nevada alumnae and strategists.

Thank you to Assemblywoman Daniele Monroe-Moreno for hosting a raw and honest roundtable discussion with our Emerge class – touching on the critical importance of upholding the highest ethical standards while in office. The Emerge program is centered around creating an inclusive space for all women, who are proven to be strong leaders guided by their integrity. The future of representative democracy for all people lies in our ability to engage and elect Democratic women up and down the ballot.
Check out this Tik Tok artfully created by our 2018 Bootcamp Alumna Assemblywoman and Latino Caucus Chair Selena Torres with the Class of 2021!

“UNLV Immigration Clinic Expanding.” Nevada Public Radio story featuring Emerge alumna Selena Torres.

“Officials seek funds for electric buses in Southern Nevada”. Review-Journal story featuring Emerge alumna Susie Martinez.

“Public option critical to legacy of ACA”. The Hill opinion column written by Senator Harry Reid featuring Emerge alumna Nicole Cannizzaro.