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[September 11, 2014 ] SAN FRANCISCO. Last night, Emerge California hosted its 4th Annual Men of Emerge Fundraiser at Roe Nightclub and Lounge in downtown San Francisco. Emerge identifies, trains, and encourages women to seek elected office. Every year, the organization leans on various men (typically those who have political connections), to financially support its mission through this fundraiser. Not only was I c0-host for this event, I had the pleasure of emceeing the event thanks Emerge’s Executive Director, Kimberly Ellis. I introduced State Senator Mark Leno and State Assemblyman Rob Banta, who both expressed their support and gratitude to able to assist women getting more involved in politics.
Some of the hosts and supporters were Hon. Rob Bonta, Shon Buford, Hon. David Chiu, John Comerford, Todd David, Hon. Mark Farrell, Hon. Kevin Mullin, Hon. Darren Parker, Luis Quinonez, Hon. Tony Thurmond, Hon. Igor Tregub, Hon. Rodrigo Santos, SF Firefighters Local 798, Hon. Steve Westly, Brett Badelle, Sean Donahoe, CA Cannabis Industry Association, Joel Freston, Hon. Abel Guillen, Hon. Robert Jacob, Hon. Ash Kalra, Hon. Mark Leno, Edwin Lindo, Eamon O’Byrne, Tim Woodbury, Ohad Ben-Yoseph, Benito Delgado-Olson, Daniel Flores Jason Fried, Peter Garza, Leon Gilmore, John Hall, Nicholas Josefowitz, Hon. Andy Katz, Phong La, Jesus Lara, Hon. Steven Lee, Napa- Solano Central Labor Council, Northern CA Carpenters Regional Council, Steve Olson, Elias Portales, Gabriel Quinto, Jon Riley, Darryl Sladden, Andy Slivka, Henry Symons, Patrick Valentino, and Robert Warshawsky.
Here are some photos from the event and for more information about this organization, please visit www.emergeca.org.