The Emerge New Jersey 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, 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.
Participants meet one day a month for a total of 80 hours and receive comprehensive training on the following topics:
Creating your message
Building Blocks Democrats 101
Media and Messaging
VAN and targeting
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.
Emerge New Jersey seeks bright, self-motivated women who are committed to effective and ethical political leadership. Criteria for selection include:
Emerge New Jersey will select no more than 25 women who meet the above criteria and who we believe have the potential to be political leaders.
Emerge embraces diversity and encourages applications from all women regardless of age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, marital status, religious affiliation, sexual orientation or physical abilities.
We need your participation to start a revolution! We’re 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!