Monday, January 25, 2016

Emerge PA's Inaugural 2016 Class

from the inbox:

Emerge Pennsylvania is proud to announce the following women have been accepted into the Inaugural 2016 Class:

LauraEllen Ashcraft - Pittsburgh
Mary Ellen Balchunis - Ardmore
Heather Boyd - Drexel Hill
Carolyn Comitta - West Chester
Kelly Fraasch - Mount Lebanon
Lissa Geiger Shulman - Pittsburgh
Linda Hee - Abington
Kristine Howard - Malvern
Movita Johnson-Harrell - Philadelphia
Kimberly Kaplan - Pittsburgh
Barbarann Keffer - Drexel Hill
Jasmine Kurjakovic   - Pittsburgh
Gillian Kratzer - Altoona
Nikki Lu - Pittsburgh
Sharon Overton - Elkins Park
Sully Pinos - York
Megan Plinkington - Irwin
Laura Quick - Palmyra
Christine Reuther - Wallingford
Elaine Schaefer - Newtown Square
Lauren Vidas - Philadelphia
Lindsey Williams - Pittsburgh

Since the first Emerge state was launched in 2002 Emerge has trained more than 1,500 Democratic women to run for office to date. Fifty-two percent of Emerge alumnae have run for office or been appointed to local boards or commissions. Of those who have run for office, 70 percent won. Additionally, Emerge has a strong record of diversity - forty percent of alumnae are women of color. Follow Emerge Pennsylvania on Facebookfor more updates on the program.

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