Signature Program

Applications for the 2022 Signature Training Program are closed. Please check back for updates for our 2023 Signature Training Program!

Six months and 70 hours of training that gives women all the skills they need to run and win.

Our Program

The Emerge Massachusetts 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 and Messaging
Campaign Strategy
Field Operations
Labor and Endorsements
Technology and New Media
Cultural Competency
Ethical Leadership

At Emerge, we are acutely aware of the challenges facing many of us with the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, our organization adapted with the rapidly changing times and moved all three of our training programs online immediately. And we didn’t just move the 2020 classes online, we also hosted our 2021 programming completely virtually.

We are excited to share that we will be hosting our 2022 programming in a hybrid format. While the majority of the training days will be in person, we will also be hosting a few training days virtually to provide flexibility. We will continue to monitor any developments with COVID-19, and make any necessary changes accordingly to ensure everyone’s safety.

Emerge Massachusetts will offer the same quality program with professional trainers and instructors to give you the tools to run a campaign–and win!

Who Trains?

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.

Application Process

Applications for the 2022 Signature Training Program are closed. Please check back for updates for our 2023 Signature Training Program!

It’s Time to Step Up!

We need your participation to start a revolution! We are looking for women who are engaged in their communities and want to effect change. 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! Join us in making HERstory!