Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sen. Miller, Rep. Barca Joint Statement about Emerge Wisconsin

In a press release today, Senator Mark Miller and Representative Peter Barca issued a joint statement regarding Emerge Wisconsin, which is standing up to now to meet the the need in 2012 for having a greater balance by helping progressive women seek and attain elected office.
Last week, Emerge Wisconsin announced that their training program has been “fast-tracked and moved up from 2012 to September 2011” in order to make sure women who want to run in 2012 are trained and ready to run next fall. Senate Democratic Leader Mark Miller (D – SD 16) and Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D – AD 64) made the following statements:

Senator Mark Miller:

“Emerge Wisconsin has a successful reputation of training Democratic women to run for and win elected office including alumna Oshkosh Deputy Mayor Jessica King. With the announcement that they are moving their training up, I am confident we will see more Emerge Alumnae join us in the State Senate in the next few years.“

Peter Barca:

“It is exciting that Emerge Wisconsin is moving its training to this fall to accommodate Democratic women who plan to run for office next Fall.  With their help, we will be able to meet two important goals: We can take back the legislature and increase the number of women in elected office in Wisconsin.  I look forward to working with this important group so we will have more Emerge alumnae serving in elected office in our legislature next session and throughout Wisconsin.”

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