Signature Program

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

Our Program

The Emerge Nevada training program is an unparalleled 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 that includes a state-wide and national network of Emerge alumnae, Emerge board, and advisory board members.

Our Curriculum

Participants meet one to two weekends per month for a six-month period and receive comprehensive training on the following topics:

Public Speaking & Communication
Campaign Strategy
Media & Messaging                       

Field Operations
Labor & Endorsements
Cultural Competency
Technology & New Media
Ethical Leadership

Since the pandemic began, the health and safety of our program members, trainers, speakers, and staff have been our number one priority and continues to be so.

Virtual training sessions will be conducted via Zoom and require a relatively quiet space with internet and computer access, as we do strongly encourage participation via video. If you have limited access to any of these items, we will work with you to help ensure you can successfully participate. All virtual training sessions include adequate breaks, and we are continuously learning and adopting best practices for virtual training to ensure each training session is effective and engaging.

Who Trains?

Emerge trainers are comprised of a premier team of campaign consultants, advisors and staff from Nevada, and around the nation. Many of them have been involved in some of the most successful, highly visible campaigns and initiatives in Nevada. They come from backgrounds that span fundraising, direct mail, field strategy, communications, press management, campaign messaging, and more. They have won races from County School Boards to City Council seats, from State Legislature to U.S. Congress, U.S. Senate, and the Governor’s mansion.

Application Process

***Class of 2024 applications are open now!***

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 local school board or the U.S. Senate. We can help you get ready to run!