The fundraising training was critical to my campaign for Portland City Charter Commission - it enabled me to reach out to people in my district and ask for their support. When I later ran for Portland's Board of Public Education, the network I developed with Emerge Maine connected me with other women across the state who were an invaluable source of support.
Laurie Davis, Class of 2009
“The women of Emerge Maine are such an incredible group! The program provides a true in depth look on how to run a political campaign and provides women with the skills and support needed to take on a political endeavor”.
Pamela J. Boivin, Class of 2012
"For those who believe that public service is a noble calling and that Democratic women are uniquely suited to making a positive contribution to their communities, EmergeMaine is one incredible, affirming experience!”
Gail Maynard, Class of 2012
"I'm always impressed by the way Emerge Maine is able to bring such a diverse group of women leaders together and meet the needs of each individual. We had a variety of life experience, came from very different communities throughout the state, and were exploring running for different types of elected offices. The trainers, staff, and volunteers made sure that each of us had the support we needed to be prepared for our individual campaigns."
Kathy Kilrain del Rio, Class of 2010