"To all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams." - Hillary Clinton
Today we woke up knowing that things are uncertain, and that we are so disappointed not to have shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling.
But I am holding on to this truth – that our Emerge women are shining beacons for progress in communities across our great state.
Join me in taking comfort that 19 of 26 Emerge NM graduates won their races, an incredible 73% win rate. These brilliant women will step up next year to turn our House blue, to protect clean air and water, to stand up for women and girls, and to move their communities forward.
Join me in taking comfort that each of YOU, by supporting our training program, encouraging women to run for office, volunteering, door-knocking, donating, are part of our enormous team that is shattering glass ceilings all over New Mexico.
Join me in taking comfort that we are creating a vibrant group of well-trained Democratic women, so that one day it will be one of them who cracks that highest and hardest glass ceiling.
10 Emerge Graduates will serve in the New Mexico Legislature
Rep. Doreen W. Johnson, House District 5, Gallup, ENM ’14
Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero, House District 13, Albuquerque, ENM ’07
Rep. Debbie Armstrong, House District 17, Albuquerque, ENM ’12
Rep. Georgene Louis, House District 26, Albuquerque, ENM ’10
Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, House District 43, Los Alamos, ENM ’08
Debbie Sarinana, House District 21, Albuquerque, ENM ‘16*
Liz Thomson, House District 24, Albuquerque, ENM ’09
Angelica Rubio, House District 35, Las Cruces, ENM ‘13*
Joanne Ferrary, House District 37, Las Cruces, ENM ‘13
Linda Trujillo, House District 48, Santa Fe, ENM '10*
Public Regulation Commission
Cynthia Hall, PRC District 1, ENM '15
Julie Vargas, New Mexico Court of Appeals, ENM '14*
Judge Jennifer Attrep, 1st Judicial District, ENM '15
Judge Debra Ramirez, 2nd Judicial District, ENM '15
Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins, Bernalillo County Commission, ENM '14
Alicia Edwards, Grant County Commission, ENM '15*
Anna Hamilton, Santa Fe County Commission, ENM '16*
Anna Hansen, Santa Fe County Commission, ENM '14*
Nancy Bearce, Bernalillo County Treasurer, ENM '14*