Emerge Louisiana recruits, trains and supports Democratic women who want to run for office. Emerge Louisiana launched in 2017 as the 19th state in the Emerge America network.
Since 2002, Emerge America has trained over 4,000 women to run for office. In 2017, Emerge alumnae won 150 out of 207 races – a 73% win rate. This year, more than 800 Emerge alumnae are on the November ballot.
In its first year, Emerge Louisiana received over 100 applications, completed two candidate training sessions and graduated 44 future leaders. Eight Emerge Louisiana alumnae are running for office this fall in Louisiana.
– Melanie Oubre, Emerge Louisiana