Condensed Signature Program

An intensive 8-week online program that gives women the skills and network they need to run and win.


Our Program

The Emerge Iowa training program is a unique opportunity for Democratic women who want to run for public office. This program is an intensive 8-week online program that gives women candidates the skills and network they need to run and 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 offices. 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

The training program will run tentatively for eight weeks, starting June 17, 2020, and ending August 8, 2020. Participants will receive comprehensive training on the following topics:

Public Speaking and Communication
Media and Messaging
Campaign Strategy

Field Operations
Labor and Endorsements
Digital Media 
Cultural Competency
Ethical Leadership

Who Trains?

Emerge trainers are comprised of a premier team of campaign consultants, advisors, and staff from all over the country. Many of them have been involved in some of the most successful campaigns 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.

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. It doesn’t matter if you’re thinking of running for the local school board or the U.S. Senate. We can help you get ready to run!

Find out more about our application process!