Candidate Bootcamp

Applications for our 2024 Candidate Bootcamp are now open!

Designed especially for self-identified women who want to run during their election cycle.

Emerge and our affiliates are hosting Candidate Bootcamps for Democratic self-identified women running in the 2023 election cycle.

The bootcamps 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

Fundraising

Field Campaigns

Public Speaking

And much more!

Attendees who complete the Bootcamp will be considered Emerge Bootcamp alumnae 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 Bootcamp participants.

To apply for the 2023 Candidate Bootcamp, please see below for dates and application information:

Dates and Times:
Friday March 22: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday March 23: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Sunday March 24: 8:30am – 5:30pm

Location:
TBD

Applications
Applications for our 2024 Candidate Bootcamp are now open until March 3, 2024 at 11:59 PM. The link to apply can be found below: bit.ly/2024bc

Tuition

Tuition for the 2024 Candidate Bootcamp is $850 with an application fee of $25. The tuition includes all materials, connections to high-level political consultants and trainers. Tuition may be paid by personal or campaign committee accounts. Due to campaign finance regulations, Emerge Massachusetts cannot provide scholarships to Candidate 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 Candidate Bootcamp has been developed for Democratic self-women who are actively campaigning. The curriculum is focused on the skills candidates 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 2025. Applications have closed for the January 2024 cycle, but will re-open for the 2025 session in the later half of 2024.