FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 19, 2022
CONTACT: Kaleb Harmon
Washington, DC —Maggie Chambers, executive director of Emerge Georgia, the state’s premier organization that recruits and trains Democratic women to run for office, was invited to the White House as a speaker and key partner for Communities In Action: Building A Better Georgia, an event highlighting the real impact the Biden-Harris administration is having in Georgia. Alongside community leaders across Georgia, Chambers shared how Emerge Georgia alums are serving their communities in office, the impact women are having in the state, and how the Biden-Harris administration’s efforts to create jobs and opportunities for Georgians is building a more equitable future, a central goal of Emerge.
“Emerge Georgia was proud to join so many leaders from across our state at this groundbreaking White House event,” said Maggie Chambers, executive director of Emerge Georgia. “The topics and initiatives we discussed will have a transformative impact on Georgia, especially for women communities, and build a brighter future for our state. As these programs grow in Georgia, Emerge Georgia alums will continue to partner in progress–tackling underserved issues, providing new representation to underrepresented communities, and ensuring our state has the leadership it deserves. We’ve got Georgia on our minds, y’all, and we’re ready to bring a women-led government to the Peach State.”
The White House Communities in Action: Building A Better Georgia event included a briefing from White House and Cabinet leaders about the administration’s efforts in Georgia, as well as opportunities for Georgia community leaders to share the needs and successes of our work. Chambers discussed Emerge’s work, the importance of women leaders in Georgia, and how the Biden-Harris administration’s initiatives will better help communities across Georgia.
Emerge Georgia has a proven track record for getting Democratic women elected. Since the organization launched in 2019, the program has equipped 47 women with the skills needed to bring change to their communities. The organization has had 12 alums go on to run for office and win. In 2022, the organization has 17 alums on the November ballot from local and state offices, to statewide and congressional bids including Congresswoman Lucy McBath, State Sen. Jen Jordan, and Nakita Hemingway.
Nationally, Emerge has trained more than 5,000 alums since 2002 and currently has more than 1,000 alums in elected office across the country. The organization is committed to reaching 100,000 women of the New American Majority over the next 15 years, fostering a lift as you climb culture for women in politics, and repowering political structures. There are currently 27 state affiliates, and the organization has impacted a total of 45 states, Washington, D.C. and territories. Emerge is committed to reaching 100,000 women of the New American Majority, repowering political structures, and fostering a lift as you climb culture for women in politics during the next 15 years.