Emerge SC has named its largest and most diverse class of future leaders for 2020. We are thrilled to have five Greenville women in this group. They are: Sarah Dant, Bajeyah Eaddy, Timicia Grant, Amanda McDougald Scott, and Mary Wright.
We also want to add a shout out to the two Spartanburg members of the class: Helen Pendarvis and Janice Gist.
Emerge America began in 2002 with a goal of identifying, training, and assisting Democratic women from diverse backgrounds to run – and win – on the local, state, and federal level. Now operating in 29 states, Emerge has a national network it can leverage to support candidates across the country.
The signature training program is an in-depth six-month, 70-hour immersion that covers public speaking and communication, fundraising, media and messaging, networking, campaign strategy, field operations, labor and endorsements, technology and new media, cultural competency, and ethical leadership. Graduates are armed with tools, tactics, strategies and a national organization to give them all they need to run confidently – and win!
Dorothy Dowe, a 2018 Emerge graduate, was elected to the Greenville City Council in 2019. The 2019 graduates from Greenville were: Adriene Atkinson, Tina Belge, Thomasina Gary, and Kim Nelson, who is currently running for SC-4, the congressional seat currently held by William Timmons.
Congratulations, ladies. Go change the world!