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Support Emerge America, Which Trains Democratic Women Candidates to Run for Office

This OTYCD post originally ran in May 2018.

 

Support Emerge America, which trains Democratic women candidates to run for office.

 

Founded in California in 2002, Emerge America now has outposts in 24 states, and has hopes to expand to all 50. Its aim is to increase the number of Democratic women who hold office in America by recruiting them, training them, and building a network of them.

 

Emerge America offers a 70-hour training program, spread over six months (one weekend per month), which covers vital topics such as campaign strategy, public speaking, fundraising, endorsements, mastering new media, field operations, ethics, networking, and more.

 

Their work is starting to pay off. In 2016, the win rate for Emerge America alumnae was 70 percent. In November 2017, it was 73 percent.

 

 

See the Emerge America webpage:

https://emerge.ngpvanhost.com

 

 

Learn about its training program:

https://emerge.ngpvanhost.com/training

 

 

See if your state is among the 24 that has Emerge America chapters, or among the five in development:

https://emerge.ngpvanhost.com/states

 

 

Donate to Emerge America:

https://emerge.ngpvanhost.com/contribute

 

 

Like Emerge America on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/EmergeAmerica

 

 

Follow Emerge America on Twitter:

@EmergeAmerica

 

 

Read a Washington Post story about a post-Trump class of Emerge America graduates:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/this-group-trains-women-to-run-for-office-heres-how-one-outraged-post-trump-class-fared/2018/02/12/d9de3d02-020d-11e8-bb03-722769454f82_story.html?utm_term=.dc20866b4866

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Support Democrat DuWayne Gregory’s Bid to Unseat New York House Rep Peter King

Support Democrat DuWayne Gregory’s bid to unseat Republican New York House Rep Peter King in the state’s 2nd District.

 

Gregory is a Long Island native, an Army veteran, and has served in the Suffolk County legislature since 2008. He supports a $15 minimum wage, paid family leave, equal pay, and measures that seek environmental justice–laws that ensure that the poor and the marginalized aren’t shunted into the most polluted areas.

 

He will fight Right to Work legislation, which undermines unions. He is furious about the constraints on State and Local Tax (SALT) deductions imposed by the GOP tax bill and will do his damnedest to reverse them. He supports laws that address climate change. He fiercely defends Planned Parenthood and the right to choose.

 

Gregory ran against longtime Republican incumbent Peter King in 2016 and lost decisively, getting 37.9 percent of the vote to King’s 62.1 percent. Gregory will also face three other Democrats in the June 26, 2018 primary. The Cook Political Report rates the seat as Solid Republican.

 

 

See Gregory’s campaign site:

http://duwaynegregory.nationbuilder.com

 

 

See his Issues page:

http://duwaynegregory.nationbuilder.com/issues

 

 

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Donate to Gregory’s campaign:

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dg2018

 

 

Include Gregory in your Core Four:

https://onethingyoucando.com/2018/04/08/choose-your-core-four-for-2018/

 

 

Like Gregory on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GregoryForCongress/

 

 

Follow him on Twitter:

@GregoryForNY2