Signature Program

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

Our Program

The Emerge Arkansas 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 have access 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, while you hone your campaign skills. As an Emerge program member, you become a part of a supportive network which includes a national network of Emerge alumnae and Emerge Arkansas Advisory Cabinet members.

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
Equity and Justice
Campaign Strategy
Field Operations
Labor and Endorsements
Technology and Digital Media
Cultural Competency
Ethical Leadership

Who Trains?

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 campaigns and initiatives we’ve seen in recent election cycles. They come from backgrounds that span fundraising, direct mail, field strategy, communications, press management, and campaign messaging.

Application Process

Applications for our 2023 Signature Training are now OPEN! Applications will close January 8th, and training will take place between February and June 2023. For more information, email Emerge Arkansas Executive Director Stephannie Lane Baker at contact@emergear.org.

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 affect change. If you’re thinking about running for local school board or state legislature or the U.S. Senate, we can help you get ready to run! Apply now!