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, 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 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 Cabinet and advisory council members.
Participants meet one weekend a month and receive comprehensive training on the following topics:
Emerge trainers are comprised of a premier team of campaign consultants, advisors, and staff. 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 including fundraising, direct mail, field strategy, communications, press management and campaign messaging. They have won races from the city council to the governor’s mansion.
Applications for our 2022 cohort are live! For more information, email Emily@EmergeWA.org. Application fee waivers are available, as well as tuition scholarships.
The dates for the 2022 cohort, which will be a combination of in-person and virtual training, are as follows:
Jan. 8-9 (Seattle/Tacoma area)
Jan. 29 (virtual)
Feb. 12-14 (virtual–Saturday afternoon, Sunday & Monday full days, including a remote day “in” Olympia)
Mar. 19-20 (virtual)
April 23-24 (in person Eastern WA TBD)
May 14-15 (Seattle/Tacoma area)
*dates subject to change
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!