Melanie Oubre

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Emerge Louisiana chooses 25 Democratic women that will train on how to run for political office.  They come from across the state and will get 70 hours of in depth education over six months. Executive Director Melanie Oubre says these women are looking at several different offices.


Districts will be redrawn following the 2020 census.  Oubre says it will be a great time to have newly graduated women starting to create their new active roles in government, increasing the amount of female Democrats in office.


New Group To Train Female Democrats

Nov 8, 2017
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Emerge Louisiana is a new group that will train female Democrats on how to run a successful campaign for political office. Executive Director Melanie Oubre says any interested females can apply for the training program through November 18th and 20 to 25 women will be selected. She says Emerge Louisiana’s program will take place one weekend each month for the next six months starting in January.