Boot Camps

Designed especially for women who want to run this election cycle.

Emerge and our affiliates are hosting boot camps this year for Democratic women running in the 2019 election cycle.

The boot camps have been developed by Emerge and our affiliates to give Democratic women the skills they need to turbocharge their campaigns. Top political strategists and trainers will teach attendees critical elements of campaigning, including:

Campaign overview and structure

Developing campaign plan and strategy

Messaging and Media Relations

Social Media

Endorsements and Power Brokers


Field Campaigns

Public Speaking

And much more!

Tuition varies by region and stateĀ and includes the training, associated materials and food. Participants are responsible for their own lodging. Attendees who complete the boot camp will be considered Emerge boot camp alumna and have access to alumnae resources, as well as continuing education opportunities for alumnae. Tuition may be paid by personal or campaign committee accounts. Due to campaign finance regulations, Emerge and its affiliates cannot provide scholarships to boot camp participants.

To apply for the 2019 Bootcamp, please see below for dates and application information:

Dates and Time:
This year, we will be running both the Bootcamp and Campaign Manager Training concurrently. The dates and times for both are listed below.
Friday, May 17th, 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
Saturday, May 18th, 9:00 AM-6:30 PM
Sunday, May 19th, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM

SEIU 509 293 Boston Post Rd W. Marlborough, MA 01752

The deadline to apply is May 10, 2019. Click here to apply.

For more information about attending this year’s Bootcamp, please email


Tuition for the 2019 Bootcamp is $500, and includes all materials, connections to high-level political consultants and trainers and meals. Tuition may be paid by personal or campaign committee accounts. Due to campaign finance regulations, Emerge Massachusetts cannot provide scholarships to Bootcamp participants. We do encourage all participants to fundraise to cover, or defray, the cost. Please contact us if you would like to arrange a payment plan.

Who Should Apply?

The Emerge Massachusetts Bootcamp has been developed for Democratic women who are actively campaigning. The curriculum is focused on the skills women need to jumpstart their campaigns this year. Only candidates currently running for office are eligible for the program.

If you are not already a candidate for public office, but are thinking about running in the future, we recommend applying to our six-month training program. Our next class will begin in January 2020. Applications will be made available in Summer 2019.

Women Organizing to Win

You have the power to make a difference in your community.

Learn from the women who have, build the skills to tell your story, and grow your network to get involved!

The workshop will include a panel of powerful women leaders, training on skills you need to be civically active, and a discussion about opportunities that exist to change the world.

Scheduled Workshops


These events are free and open to the public (if you want to become more politically involved, or meet other women who are, please join us!)

Please RSVP so we print enough materials.

We are willing to collaborate with organizations accross the Commonwealth to engage as many women as possible! If you are interested in co-hosting please email