Emerge Vermont Adds New Dates for Local Candidate Training

  • Oct 31, 2023
  • Elaine Haney

Emerge Vermont, the state’s premier organization for recruiting and training Democratic women to run for office, today announced several additional dates for its regional training program for those interested in running for local office.

Emerge Vermont Local is a half-day training that provides skills and tools to enable Democratic women to run successful campaigns for school boards, selectboards, city councils, and village trustee boards on Town Meeting Day.

“Our training program for women who want to serve in local office is very popular and we’re excited to be able to offer it in more Vermont towns,” said Elaine Haney, executive director of Emerge Vermont. “This training will help improve women’s representation in local government.” 

Emerge Vermont Local training will now be offered in seven Vermont towns on the following dates. Sessions will be held from 1 – 5 PM unless otherwise noted. 

  • Saturday, November 4th in Woodstock (11 AM – 3 PM)
  • Saturday, November 18th in Essex Junction
  • Saturday, December 2nd in Brattleboro
  • Sunday, December 10th in Middlebury
  • Saturday, December 16th in Manchester
  • Sunday, December 17th in St. Johnsbury (12 – 4 PM)
  • Saturday, January 13th in Rutland

The training is open to all Democratic self-identified women and non-binary individuals. It will focus specifically on campaigning locally. Participants will develop practical knowledge in areas such as voter contact, messaging, fundraising, campaign strategy, and others. 

Registration is now open for all sessions. The cost of participation is $35 per person. Those interested can learn more at https://vt.emergeamerica.org/emerge-vermont-local/