BOSTON (AP) — Emerge Massachusetts, a training program for Democratic women, will mark its fifth anniversary with an event featuring local and national political figures working to increase women’s representation in government.
Gov. Deval Patrick, Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea Cabral and MSNBC host Krystal Ball are scheduled to speak at the reception Wednesday at the law firm Bingham McCutchen LLP in Boston. Cambridge philanthropist and activist Barbara Lee will be honored at the event.
Emerge Massachusetts identifies and trains women to pursue public office. It is part of a national network in 10 states, including Arizona, California, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Wisconsin.