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, 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 which includes a national network of Emerge alumnae, Emerge board and advisory council members.
Participants meet one weekend a month for six months and receive comprehensive training on the following topics:
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 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.
3/7 – First Anniversary Party and Orientation for Signature Program
4/4 – First Day Training – Jill Barkley for Allegory
5/2 – 5/3 – First Weekend Training – Campaign Overview, Building a Path to Run, Campaign Plan, Developing a message, Earned Media, Coalition Building with Base
6/6 – 6/7 – Second Weekend Training – Public Speaking, Defending your message, Election Math and Field Plan, Voter Contact as a candidate
6/27 – Single Day Training – Creating a budget, cash flow plan, call time as a candidate
7/25 – Single Day Training – Dem Infrastructure, Democratic Partnerships, Ethical Leadership
8/6 – Last Day of training – Understanding Diversity and Inclusion – Graduation Event.
Please fill out the application here. For more information, email Emerge Arkansas executive director Sarah Scanlon at email@example.com.
We need your participation to start a revolution! We’re looking for women who are engaged in their communities and want to affect 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!