Supporters of Emerge Texas

Thank you to everyone who has supported our 2021 Training Fund! Because of you, we are able to recruit and train Democratic self-identified women to run for office and win in Texas up and down the ballot.

To learn more about our Training Fund or to make a contribution, click here.


$250 – Irma Rangel- the first Hispanic woman elected to the Texas Legislature


$500 – Ann Richards- 45th governor of Texas

Dr. Carolyn Salter


$1000 – Barbara Jordan- the first Black person elected to the Texas Senate and the first Southern Black woman elected to the United States House of Representatives


$2500 – Oveta Culp Hobby- the first secretary of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare and first director of the Women’s Army Corps

David Lee + Texas Signal


$5000 – Ladybird Johnson- former first lady of the United States who championed beautification projects because “where flowers bloom, hope blooms”