Emerge New Jersey Launching Thursday

WHAT: Emerge New Jersey Launch Event

Emerge provides in-depth candidate training for Democratic women and is now opening in NJ. Launch event will introduce Emerge to the community and raise funds to open the new program

WHEN: Thursday, September 27, 2012, 6:00pm - 8:00pm in Morristown

WHO: Honorary Chairwomen Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg & Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver

Last winter, shortly after she became Senate Majority Leader, Loretta Weinberg convened a meeting of women leaders from many walks of community life for a frank discussion of conditions in New Jersey - and how to call on ourselves, on the Senator, and on each other to improve them. An exciting meeting it was my privilege to attend. Among discussions was how to encourage, support and elect women candidates - good ones, not just those meeting a gender demand - extraordinary women who may not have even considered a political future.

It's exciting to watch and help good women succeed in public office (one reason Loretta Weinberg, Sheila Oliver & I are all involved in Marie Corfield's LD-16 race). We've seen it at CAWP (Center for American Women in Politics) at Rutgers, a clearinghouse for info on women as candidates, electeds and voters, and training ground for women emerging into the political process itself.

At that winter meeting several attendees took the lead on how to broaden avenues to fundraise, train and power behind the women candidates. Adding to resources already supporting women's political progress like Women's Political Caucus - NJ, and CAWP's groundbreaking (non-partisan) Ready to Run.

Starting Thursday, women will have Emerge NJ, with its in-depth training program for Democratic women. More about Emerge, and Thursday's launch in Morristown, below the fold.  
About Emerge

Created in 2002 to address the under-representation of women in office at the local, state, and federal level, Emerge trains Democratic women to run for office. The only in-depth, 7-month training program that inspires candidates to run and gives them the tools to win. Emerge America is national, headquartered in San Francisco. New Jersey will be the 12th Emerge state, following Arizona, California, Colorado, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon & Wisconsin.

Honorary Chairwomen Loretta Weinberg & Sheila Oliver are both expected to speak at the Emerge NJ launch event.

Single tickets $100

Student & under-30 tickets $50.

Opportunities to join the Founder's Circle still available.

Purchase tickets/More info.


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