Signature Program

Six months and over 70 hours of training to give women the skills they need to run and win.

Our Program

The Emerge Vermont 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 Vermont 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 & Communication
Fundraising
Media and Messaging
Voter Contact & Networking
Campaign Strategy

Field Operations
Endorsements & Issue Organizations
Technology and New Media
Cultural Competency
Ethical Leadership

Trainers

Emerge trainers are a premiere team of campaign consultants, current and former elected officials, advisors, and staff from all over the country. Many have been involved in exciting Democratic campaigns and initiatives  in recent election cycles. They are experts in fundraising, direct mail, field strategy, communications, press management and campaign messaging. They have helped win races from the city council to the governor’s office.

Application Process

Applications for the class of 2019 are not yet available. Please check back.

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!