To all Newton Democrats! A message from Emerge MA Executive Director Ryanne Olsen:
Emerge Massachusetts is opening applications to Democratic women across the Commonwealth who are interested in pursuing public office, and we need your help!
I'm writing to ask you to reflect on the community you lead and nominate a woman to Emerge MA to be in our Class of 2017. Emerge MA is the premier training program to give women the tools and network necessary to achieve an elected leadership position in Massachusetts. We bring together experts in campaign strategy and advising for an intensive, six-month course to help get Democratic women on the ballot, and win.
We are gearing up for our strongest year yet, but we need community leaders to rise up and encourage women to get involved. Studies show that our poor representation does not stem from failure to win elections, but is due to a lack of female candidates in general. They need to know someone believes in their strength as a potential candidate, and as a member of local Democratic leadership you are in a unique position to support a woman you know to be ready to run for local office.
Please let me know if you know any women who are planning on running for office or are considering it in their future so that we can work with them to be the leaders we need in Massachusetts. I have attached a flyer for our upcoming Women Organizing to Win events being held in Holyoke, Brockton, and Northern MA in mid-October, where women can learn more about running for office and what kind of resources are available to them through Emerge MA and other local organizations. Please pass along this information to any women you think would be interested in this opportunity, or register here to attend yourself.
You can always reach me by phone or email, or reach out to our Recruitment Intern Haley McFarland with any questions about our program, nomination, or applications. Additionally, you can visit our website to nominate a woman you know.
Executive Director, Emerge MA
3 Post Office Square, 8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109