Signature Program

A six month, 70-hour training program that gives women the skills they need to run and win.

Our Program

The Emerge Kentucky training program is a unique opportunity for Democratic women 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 state-wide and national network of Emerge alumnae, Emerge board and advisory board members.

Our Curriculum

Participants meet 7 times out of 6 month period and receive comprehensive training on the following topics:

Public Speaking & Communication



Campaign Strategy

Media & Messaging

Field Operations

Labor & Endorsements

Cultural Competency

Technology & New Media

Ethical Leadership

Who Trains?

Emerge trainers are comprised of a premier team of campaign consultants, advisors and staff from across the Bluegrass and affiliate states. Many of them have been involved in some of the most successful campaign 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 governor’s mansion.

Application Process

It’s Time to Step Up!

We need your participation to change the face of Kentucky politics. 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!