The barriers to entry into the political scene can seem pretty darn imposing to the average citizen, but in a state that has never elected its fair share of women, those barriers can look even more foreboding. Emerge Maryland lowers those barriers and levels the playing field by de-mystifying the process of getting engaged, and connecting women to the knowledge and resources needed to win.
Emerge Maryland is now offering two opportunities for Democratic women in Maryland to find their path to political leadership.
A Taste of Emerge Summer Workshops - Look for more in 2017!
This summer offering is a one day training which includes workshops designed to show you how to lay the foundation and get a head start on your path to political leadership.
The workshops will help you navigate your local political landscape, grow and solidify your networks, help you to determine your goals and show you how to lay the groundwork for a future run for office. They will also help you to prepare for our full 70-hour candidate training program.
Join other like-minded women from all over Maryland who may be starting down similar paths in their area.
Sign up for our emails and look for the date and location that works for you.
Send questions to: email@example.com
Pre-registration is required along with a $35.00 fee for materials and meals. Space will be limited at each location.
Emerge Maryland Full Candidate Training Program- Applications for the class of 2017 are now closed.
Our intensive, cohort-based, seven-month training program is unique. We provide more than just training; we provide the support, encouragement and inspiration women need to succeed. Our trainers, staff, Board and program members bring deep and diverse knowledge and experience to each training.
The program, which runs from Dec-May, focuses on the core principles of a successful run for office. The 6 month, 70 hour program provides
in-depth training on topics including:
• Public Speaking and Communications
• Media & Messaging
• Campaign Strategy
• Field Operations
• Questionnaire & Endorsement Process & much more!
Emerge Maryland seeks bright, self-motivated women who are committed to effective and ethical political leadership.
Criteria for selection include:
• evidence of political leadership experience or potential, and meaningful involvement in workplace or community;
• interest in pursuing political office;
• demonstrated ability to bring together disparate groups to achieve a goal;
• ability and desire to build effective networks;
• ability to articulate a personal political vision;
• demonstrated ability to inspire others;
• commitment to full participation and attendance requirements of the training.
Visit our section on the Application Process to learn more. Or send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.