Application Process

Applications are now open for the class of 2024 and close on December 15th, 2023

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

Training for the class of 2024 runs from February through May. 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 Program Dates

  • Wednesday 1/31, 6-9pm – Virtual
  • Saturday 2/3, 10am-5pm – In Person, Location TBA
  • Sunday 2/4, 12-7pm – Virtual
  • Wednesday 2/21, 6-9pm – Virtual
  • Saturday 3/2, 10am-5pm – Virtual
  • Tuesday 3/12, 6-9pm – Virtual
  • Wednesday 3/13, 6-9pm – Virtual
  • Saturday 3/23, 10am-5pm – In Person, Location TBA
  • Monday 4/8, 6-9pm – Virtual
  • Thursday 4/11, 6-9pm – Virtual
  • Saturday 4/20, 10am-5pm – Virtual
  • Wednesday 5/1, 6-9pm – Virtual
  • Thursday 5/2, 6-9pm – Virtual
  • Saturday 5/4, 10am-5pm – In Person, Location TBA

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.


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 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 the local school board or governor. We can help you get ready to run!