This is absolutely awesome!

Emerge Wisconsin congratulates the newest graduates of their training program. On Saturday, June 20th, twenty-two Democratic women joined the growing ranks of Emerge Alumnae. Emerge participants complete a seven-month course covering topics from campaign messaging to fundraising and public speaking.

“Many of our program members have been activists in their communities for a long time. Now all of them are ready to take the next step on their respective paths to becoming Democratic leaders in their communities,” Emerge Wisconsin Executive Director Wendy Strout.

“We are proud of our newest alumnae who have already proven their readiness to run at all levels of government,” Bethany Ordaz, Emerge Board Chair. “I know they are going to be successful for whatever seat they choose.”

The Emerge Wisconsin 2013 graduates are:
Kelley Albrecht (Burlington); Julie Allen (Tomahawk); Marisabel Cabrera (West Allis); Lillian Cheesman (Milwaukee); Paula Cooper (Pardeeville); Dane County Supervisor Jennifer Dye (Fitchburg); Frances Irwin (Wausau); Julie Jansch (Green Bay); La Crosse County Supervisor Karin Johnson (La Crosse); Kimberly Kane (Racine); Dane County Supervisor Mary Kolar (Madison); Mabel Lamb (Milwaukee); Margaret McInnis (Madison); Pat McPartland (Verona); Janesville School Board Director Catherine Myers (Janesville); Karyl Rice (Madison); Sara Schulz (Genoa City); Middleton Alderwoman Miriam Share (Middleton); Sequanna Taylor (Milwaukee); Karen Vieth (Madison); Kati Walsh (Madison); Emily Wunderlich (Baraboo)

Since 2007, Emerge has been the premier training program for Democratic women in Wisconsin. Emerge recruits and trains women from across the state to run for office on a local, state, and national level and provides them with the tools and network support needed to succeed in the world of politics. Emerge graduates have gone on to win races ranging from Village Trustee to State Senate. Nationally, Emerge has expanded to thirteen states to train the next generation of female Democratic leaders across the country. Emerge is located in Arizona, California, Colorado, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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2 Responses to Emerge Wisconsin announces 2013 graduates

  1. Duane12 says:

    “Many are called, but few are chosen.”

    Congratulations to the “chosen” and thank you for your sacrifice as well as to family members and friends who missed you but supported and encouraged you. Your efforts will serve as a role model to them and a wider audience.

    The result could be called a moral and political “chain reaction” against greed and for humanity.

  2. Cat Kin says:

    I would urge all graduates of programs like Emerge and Wellstone to consider the old adage of the legal system. “Any person who tries to represent himself in court, has a fool for a client.” Understanding media functions and usage doesn’t make you a marketing or advertising professional. It takes years of actual media production and testing experience…and considerable talent…to equip a person to handle media effectively.

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