News Articles

Apr 24 2017

LAS VEGAS — Cheaper tampons.

Oct 11 2016

Two years ago, Kathy Lamberg was in a position familiar to Republican legislative candidates in Lane County: She was a political newcomer going up against an established Democratic incumbent. The result was familiar as well: She lost to state Rep. Val Hoyle by nearly 12 percentage points. But Lamberg is back this year under different circumstances, and this time it is she who has the advantage of experience. Voters in House District 14 should elect her.

Aug 21 2015

By Saul Hubbard, August 22, 2015

Two Lane County Democrats are preparing to run in House District 14, if, as expected, incumbent Democratic state Rep. Val Hoyle enters the race for Oregon secretary of state.

Julie Fahey, a former chairwoman of the Democratic Party of Lane County, and James Manning, a commissioner for the Eugene Water & Electric Board, both confirmed they plan to run, should Hoyle not seek re-election.

Aug 18 2015

By Saudra Sorenson, August 19, 2015

Thirteen candidates have thrown their hat in the ring — including planning commissioners, budget committee members and others with a long list of public and private involvement — to fill the City Council seat vacated by Karen Bowerman.

Bowerman formally resigned in a letter to Mayor Kent Studebaker on July 13. She will officially leave office on Aug. 31, before the council returns from its month-long hiatus. She was elected in 2012 to serve through Dec. 31, 2016.

May 25 2015
National Journal

They’re hoping she will convince female candidates to put their names on the ballot—and help them win elections once they get there.

Blog Posts

Dec 4 2017

We are excited to announce our Emerge Oregon Class of 2018! 

It follows another year of unprecedented demand for our program. Over 120 women started the application process, 62 were interviewed and because the decision was so tough and the women so inspiring, we’ve decided to accept a greater number of women in our core program than we ever have before!

Jul 23 2017

We have big news to share! Since our organization’s first class of women in 2009, Emerge Oregon has always had just one staff member. Well, today, after having worked with over 200 women, including nearly 70 just this year – that changes! 

May 16 2017
Yesterday was another good day for Emerge Oregon. We had 15 phenomenal women who stepped up to run! 

That alone is a success. Win or lose, each contributed toward our goals of gender parity and elected bodies that reflect and represent our diverse communities!

Apr 26 2017


Below is our fourth email to highlight our alumnae running for office this May. 

And a HUGE thanks to Governor Kate Brown for the Emerge Oregon shoutout on Facebook:  

Apr 21 2017

Below is our third email to highlight our alumnae running for office this May.

Apr 17 2017

Below is our second email to highlight our alumnae running for office this May. Here you can read about the first three.

Apr 12 2017

Between now and Election Day, we will highlight our alumnae running for office in a series of emails. Below are the first three.

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Learn about the Emerge program and how to apply:

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