Signature Program

Six-months and 70-hours of training that gives women all the skills they need to run and win.

Emerge Georgia’s signature program is a 6 month, intensive training program for Democratic self-identified women and nonbinary people who are planning to run for elected office. Our training equips leaders with the resources, knowledge, connections, and community of support necessary for a successful run for elected office. Emerge Georgia is intentional about recruiting self-identified Democratic women and nonbinary folks from groups that have been historically excluded from politics, including the New American Majority – Black, Brown, and Indigenous people, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, and young and unmarried women.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Program

Our training program  is a unique opportunity for Democratic women and nonbinary people 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.

Our Curriculum

Our hybrid program combines some in person training weekends with shorter, online programming and receive top-notch training from political professionals. Participants receive comprehensive training on the following topics:

Public Speaking and Communication
Media and Messaging
Campaign Strategy
Field Operations
Labor and Endorsements
Technology and New Media
Cultural Competency
Ethical Leadership


The Emerge Georgia 2025 Signature Class will take place between January and late May 2025. Exact dates will be shared soon along with the application.

The 2023 Signature cohort met on the following dates: September 9-10, September 21 (evening), September 23, October 12 (evening), October 14, October 26 (evening), October 28, November 16 (evening), November 18, November 30 (evening), December 2, January 18 (evening), January 20, February 1, and February 3.

If you have any questions about the schedule please email

Who Trains?

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 Senate.


The cost of our program is $750 – but we encourage all participants to follow our grassroots fundraising program, training, and templates to fundraise that amount instead of paying tuition. Fundraising is hard, particularly for women candidates, and even more so for people of color running for office. Campaign finance and fundraising remains a barrier of entry for many folks running for office, and that’s why we’re tackling it head-on to get on-the-ground practice. Program participants will receive full support in meeting their $750 fundraising goal throughout our training program and beginning as soon as they are accepted to the class. 

It’s Time to Step Up!

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!

Applications will open in mid-August 2024. If you would like to be on the list for when applications open, sign up here to receive updates! If you have any additional questions, email