About Us

Emerge Pennsylvania empowers Democratic women leaders who reflect the communities they serve to run for elected office — and WIN. This is our mission.

Why? To change the face of power by electing leaders who have the life experience, passion and resolve to reimagine, rebuild and fight for a just and equitable world.

Emerge Pennsylvania’s signature program is a 6-month, intensive training program for Democratic self-identified women who are planning to run for elected office. We are intentional about recruiting Democratic self-identified women from groups that have been historically underrepresented in politics, including Black women, non-Black women of color, Indigenous women, and LGBTQ+ women. We seek to recruit and train leaders who reflect the communities they serve and have the life experiences that allow them to reimagine and rebuild our institutions in the fight for a just and equitable world.

Have you ever thought about changing the world as an elected leader?

Our country is at an inflection point. Without a doubt, living in this moment – during a global pandemic, economic downtown, and uprising against racial injustice – has revealed so much about who we are as a nation.

The historic events of this year have shown us just how much leadership matters. The power to change our institutions – from creating new policies and overturning old ones, to fighting for budgets that reflect our priorities – exists in our city halls, on county boards and in statehouses across this country.

We inspire women to run, we hone their skills to win.

Our Program