ourselves to being a force for change. Yes, we talk about gender and the unique circumstances of the women. But for us, it’s not only about gender, it’s about an agenda for the United States of America. That's why we need Emerge Maryland -- to bring more women in to run for office and help them govern once they are elected." -Senator Barbara Mikulski

Nearly 70% of the Maryland legislature is male. Help us "Build the Bench" and expand our work to increase the number of Democratic women running and winning their elections at all levels!

We all know that it's time for 'politics as usual' to change. There are plenty of reasons to avoid running for public office, but it is up to YOU to lead the way and start taking real steps towards progress. Read more about why you should apply for Emerge today

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