Applications for the Emerge California Class of 2024 are now closed.
Applications for the Class of 2025 will open in June 2024.
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Emerge California’s signature program is a 6-month, intensive training program for Democratic self-identified 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 as a candidate. We are intentional about recruiting Democratic self-identified 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, young, and unmarried women. We seek to recruit and train leaders who reflect the communities they serve and have the life experiences that allow them to reimagine and rebuild our institutions in the fight for a just and equitable world.