The application for our
2021 Legislative Boot Camp is now closed.
In 2021, Emerge California will host its first-ever Boot Camp specifically designed for current candidates for the California State Legislature and United States Congress. In the next five years, because of term limits, more than 90 seats in the California State Legislature will open. This is a tremendous opportunity to make sure the seats opening up are filled by Democratic women, and Emerge California wants to make sure you’re ready when these opportunities arise! The Legislative Boot Camp will be held virtually.
Are you a good fit for the Legislative Boot Camp?
2021 Legislative Boot Camp Application Timeline
March 10, 2021
Application opens for the 2021 Legislative Boot Camp
March 10 – April 7, 2021
2021 Legislative Boot Camp Recruitment
April 7, 2021 at 11:59 PM PST Deadline extended to Thursday, April 15
Deadline to apply to the 2021 Legislative Boot Camp.
No late applications will be accepted — no exceptions
May 21, 2021
Notification to all applicants regarding the Virtual Interview Round
June 8, 2021
Virtual Interview Round
We recommend you hold this date for the Virtual Interview Round, as applicants must interview to be considered for acceptance into the program – no exceptions.
Interviews will be held virtually (via Zoom). Virtual interviews will be approximately 30 minutes and require a relatively quiet space with internet and computer access, as we require you to participate via video. If you have limited access to any of these items, we will work with you to help ensure you can participate successfully.
June 23, 2021
Announcement of the Emerge California 2021 Legislative Boot Camp Class!
A non-refundable application fee of $25 is required at the time of the application.
You can pay your application fee online here.
Ready to Apply to the 2021 Legislative Boot Camp?!
All applications must be submitted by:
11:59 PM PST on Thursday, April 15, 2021 — no exceptions.
We look forward to reading your application!
Start Your Application!
Emerge California reserves the right to cancel the
2021 Legislative Boot Camp if enough qualified applicants do not apply.
A message to current and future candidates for local office:
If you are, or will soon be, a current candidate for local office, please consider applying for our 2022 Candidate Boot Camp. This will be held February 25-27, 2022. Click here for more information.
A message to current candidates for local office:
If you are a current candidate for local office and wish to participate in a boot camp in 2021, we are excited to share that our national partner Emerge is offering boot camps for local office in 2021. Graduates of Emerge national boot camps will be considered Emerge California alumna. Click here for more information.