Boot Camp Training

Meet Our 2022 Pueblo Bootcamp Cohort!!

Emerge boot camps are designed specially for women who want to run for office this election cycle. The boot camps have been developed to give Democratic women the skills they need to turbocharge their campaigns. Top political strategists and trainers will teach attendees critical elements of campaigning, The 2022 candidate Pueblo Bootcamp cohort continues Dr.Calderón’s mission as it reflects the many diverse constituencies across Colorado: 61% are women of color 28% are first-generation Americans 17% identify as LGBTQAI+ 17% are members of a Union

Our Program

The Emerge Colorado Boot Camp training program is a unique opportunity for Democratic women who want to run for public office, learn to run campaigns, or are current 2022-2023 candidates for elected office. Our boot camp is a specially designed training program that inspires candidates to run and gives them the tools to win. The curriculum is tried and true with amazing results.

As a program member, you will be exposed to various campaign and election experts and meet an array of dynamic women who hold elected and appointed offices. Through Emerge, you are given specific opportunities to expand your political network. As an Emerge graduate, you become a part of a supportive network across Colorado and the country that’s over 5,000 women strong.

When and Where?

Our 2022 BootCamp will be held in Pueblo on August 5 – 7. Our program will be in a hybrid format, so you can join in person or virtually.

Our Curriculum

We provide a top-notch expertly-developed curriculum on everything you need to know to run – and win! Our trainers include political experts from across the state, elected women, and some of the most successful campaign staff in the country. We will cover topics including:

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

Who Should Apply?

  • Democratic women interested in developing their political leadership and community engagement
  • Applicants must be self-identified women or nonbinary, registered Democrats, and live in Colorado
  • Democratic women candidates running for election at any level (including nonpartisan races) in the future.
  • BIPOC, LGBTQI+ women are strongly encouraged to apply!

Interested in Applying?

Applications are currently closed. We will release our 2023 training dates soon.

Email Kristen Seidel at with any questions about our upcoming trainings.