Krista Pacion and Toni Denis need to Resign Now!!!

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Krista Pacion has been the board president at Emerge Arizona for 10 years and has used her position to ostracize and isolate women of color. Most notably, Leslie Pico, a Latina candidate running for Secretary of State in Arizona, whom Ms. Pacion  discredited publicly on social media and tried to discourage from running for office in favor of another white Emerge Alum. Ms. Pacion was joined by Emerge alum and Yavapai County Democratic Party Chair, Toni Denis in further intimidating Ms. Pico out of running for office. This bullying and intimidation tactics stands in direct opposition with the Emerge America mission, "To increase the number of Democratic women leaders from DIVERSE backgrounds in public office through recruitment, training, and providing a powerful network." Ms. Denis and Ms. Pacion have abused their power and privilege, proving yet again that #Solidarityisforwhitewomen. The Emerge Arizona sorority needs to be dismantled and the leadership needs to change so that a more diverse board can be brought in to encourage safe spaces for women of color candidates. We are calling for the resignation of Krista Pacion and a changing of the guard on the board at Emerge Arizona. We are also calling for Toni Denis to resign her position at the Yavapai County Democratic Party. These women are promoting systemic oppression and are dangerous to women of color as they have misidentified themselves as allies when they are adversaries to women who want to run. They must be held accountable NOW or we will boycott all Emerge events and training's. 

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