Signature Program

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

Our Program

The Emerge Washington training program is a unique opportunity for Democratic women who want to run for public office. It is the only in-depth, multi-month, 80-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.

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

Public Speaking and Communications
Campaign Strategy
Media and Messaging
Field Operations
Technology and New Media
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Ethical Leadership
Labor and Endorsements

Who Trains?

Emerge trainers are comprised of a premier 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.

Application Process

Applications for our 2021 cohort are now closed. We will be accepting applications soon for a weekend bootcamp to be held  June 2-6, 2021. Our next application cycle for our full program will launch in the fall of 2021.

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!