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
Media & Messaging
Campaign Strategy
Field Operations
Labor & Endorsements
Technology & New Media
Cultural Competency
Ethical Leadership


Our Mentors

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 statewide. Throughout the training, sessions are hosted by devoted Emerge partners, and alternate between the east, west and central part of the state.

Application Process

Be part of the growing number of women who are seeking seats and winning in local elections here in Pennsylvania. These women will make the changes needed and make history along the way as they serve and seek higher office. Why not join them?

Applications for Emerge PennApplications for the 2020 Emerge Pennsylvania training are open 8/1/2019 through 10/31/2019. Click here to Apply.

For more information, check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).