AFSCME Council 18

Emerge New Mexico is looking for applicants for the class of 2012!

Eighty-fourth in the world: that's where the United States ranks for women in elected office, behind Mexico, China and Pakistan. In fact, women make up just 17% of the U.S. Congress.

New Mexico ranks in the top 15 for state legislatures, with a ranking of 12th in the nation in terms of women in elected office. However, currently, New Mexico has no women in its Congressional delegation.

A pool of highly qualified Democratic candidates is being left untapped. Too often, women do not see themselves running for office - they don't think they are experienced enough or they just don't know where to start.

Emerge New Mexico is changing that!

Emerge New Mexico In A National Context
Emerge New Mexico is part of a national movement to address the under-representation of women in elected office at the local, state, and federal level. Although the network is only seven years old, there are Emerge affiliates in nine states: Arizona, California, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, and Wisconsin. Click here to find out more about Emerge America.

Emerge already has a strong record of success:

Emerge affiliates have trained 540 Democratic women to run for office;
37% of our graduates have run for elected office;
50% of these candidates have won!
Our growth is exponential: in 2009 alone, Emerge affiliates will train another 200 Democratic women to run for office.

To find out how you can be a part of Emerge New Mexico, please visit: www.emergenm.org/apply

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