Emerge California Boot Camps give Democratic self-identified women the skills they need to turbocharge their campaigns. Top political strategists and trainers will provide attendees with the campaign tools needed to win, including advanced training sessions and guidance on fundraising, field strategy, communications and storytelling. The Boot Camp is intended primarily for March 2020 candidates and will focus on the issues and challenges candidates may be facing.
Attendees who complete the Boot Camp are considered Emerge California alumnae and will have access to alumnae resources, such as the Emerge California Alumnae Directory, the opportunity to meet with the Campaign Advisory Team, and the opportunity to participate in future Emerge CA Candidate Education Sessions.
Emerge California 2018 Boot Camp Alumna Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis:
“Emerge California’s Boot Camp was a very valuable experience during my campaign for Lt. Governor, and I am proud to be the first Emerge California alumna elected to statewide office! As part of Emerge’s sisterhood, I am constantly inspired by the leadership, friendship and inspiration that is part of this amazing network. I encourage every woman running for office to apply to the Boot Camp!”
Are you a good fit for the Emerge California Boot Camp? Apply to the Boot Camp if:
- You will be or are a declared candidate in the March 2020 Primary Election.
- You are a current elected official who had a contested election and are ready to take your public service to the next level.
- You are already an Emerge alumna and want to brush up on your campaign skills.
September 24, 2019
Deadline to apply to the 2019 Boot Camp
Deadline is Tuesday, September 24, 11:59 PM PST for all applications—no exceptions.
October 1, 2019
Announcement of the Emerge California 2019 Boot Camp Class!