Emerge California’s signature program is a 6-month, intensive training program for Democratic women who are planning to run for elected office. The training equips leaders with the resources, knowledge, connections and community of support necessary for a successful run for elected office. Emerge California is intentional about recruiting self-identified Democratic women from groups that have been historically excluded from politics, including the New American Majority — Black, Brown, and Indigenous women, women of color, LGBTQ+ women, and young and unmarried women.
In 2023, we will train approximately 40-45 program members throughout the state. The 6-month training runs from January to June.
The following information is intended to introduce you to Emerge California, help you discover why you should apply, and provide all the information you need to know about our recruitment and selection process and our signature training. We recommend taking these actions if you are interested in applying for the Emerge California Class of 2022: