Application Process – Class of 2022

Our Program

The Emerge New Jersey Signature Training Program is a unique opportunity for Democratic women who want to run for public office. It is the only in-depth, 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 New Jersey, you are given specific opportunities to expand your political network. As an Emerge New Jersey program member, you become a part of a supportive network which includes a national network of Emerge alumnae and Emerge New Jersey Cabinet.

Our Curriculum

Participants meet one weekend a month for six months and receive comprehensive training on the following topics:

  • Public Speaking and Communication
  • Fundraising
  • Media and Messaging
  • Networking
  • Campaign Strategy
  • Field Operations
  • Labor and Endorsements
  • Technology and New Media
  • Cultural Competency
  • Ethical Leadership

Our Trainers

Emerge New Jersey trainers are comprised of a premiere team of campaign consultants, advisors and staff from across the state and some national trainers. Most of our trainers have been involved in New Jersey politics, state party leaders, past candidates and/or run political consulting firms. 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.

Training Dates

March
Saturday 26th – In person
Wednesday 30th – Virtual
April
Wednesday 6th -Virtual
Saturday 9th – In person
Wednesday 13th -Virtual
Wednesday 27th -Virtual
May
Saturday 7th – In person
Wednesday 11th – Virtual
Thursday 19th – Virtual
Wednesday 25th – Virtual
Tuesday 31st – Virtual
June
Wednesday 1st – Virtual
Wednesday 8th – Virtual
Saturday 11th – In person
Monday 13th – Virtual

Tuition

Tuition for the Emerge New Jersey Signature Training Program is $800.

It’s time to step Up!

We need your participation to start a revolution! We’re looking for women who are engaged in their communities and want to effect change in New Jersey. 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!