Signature Program

Six-months and 70-hours of training that gives women all the skills they need to run and win.

Our Program

The Emerge training program is a unique opportunity for Democratic women who want to run for public office. It is the only in-depth, six-month, 70-hour, training program that inspires candidates to run and gives them the tools to win. As a program member, you will be exposed to a variety of campaign and election experts. You will meet an array of dynamic women who hold elected and appointed office. Through Emerge, you are given specific opportunities to expand your political network. As an Emerge program member, you become a part of a supportive network which includes a national network of Emerge alumnae, Emerge board and advisory council members.

Our Curriculum

Participants meet one weekend a month for six months and receive comprehensive training on the following topics:

Public Speaking and Communication
Fundraising
Media and Messaging
Networking
Campaign Strategy
Field Operations
Labor and Endorsements
Technology and New Media
Cultural Competency
Ethical Leadership

Who Trains?

Emerge trainers are comprised of a premiere team of campaign consultants, advisors and staff from all over the country. Many of them have been involved in some of the most successful campaign and initiatives we’ve seen in recent election cycles. They come from backgrounds that span over fundraising, direct mail, field strategy, communications, press management and campaign messaging. They have won races from the city council to the governor’s mansion.

Where We Train

Our signature program is currently offered in the 24 states where we have affiliates, and where we have full-time staff on the ground to support our alumnae.  If we don’t currently have an Emerge America affiliate in your state, consider checking out one of our candidate boot camps. You can also click here to find out how to bring an Emerge America affiliate to your state.

No Emerge America affiliate in your state? Find out how to bring us there!

It’s Time to Step Up!

We need your participation to start a revolution! We’re looking for women who are engaged in their communities and want to effect change. It doesn’t matter if you’re thinking of running for local school board or the U.S. Senate. We can help you get ready to run!