Melanie Ramil on Electing More Women
Melanie Ramil is Executive Director of Emerge California, a non-profit organization that identifies and helps women and minorities in California be elected to public office. Emerge America was praised by Hillary Clinton as a group that has impressed her since the 2016 election at helping get Democrats elected to office
Ramil is a superstar in her field and has dedicated her career to ensuring that institutions embrace and reflect the diversity of the constituencies they serve. Melanie has led and won multiple statewide campaigns, including the one for United States Senator Kamala Harris.
In this conversation Melanie opened up about her journey to embrace her Filipina identity. Nina and Melanie also riffed on what kind of VP Harris will be and how her leadership will transform the role. We also made some distinctions between identity politics and discussed why it really matters to have more women in office.
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