|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 already has a strong record of success:
Emerge affiliates have trained 540 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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