Signature Program

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

Our Program

The Emerge Pennsylvania training program is a unique opportunity for Democratic women who want to run for public office. It is the only in-depth, six-month 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 campaigns and initiatives we’ve seen in recent election cycles. They are experienced professionals in fundraising, direct mail, field strategy, communications, press management and campaign messaging and have won races from the city council to the governor’s mansion.


Application Process

The applications for the 2021 Emerge PA Class are closed. Please check back in September 2021 for the application for the 2022 Class!

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