Boot Camp Training

In June 2021 Emerge is running a 30-hour boot camp program specifically for rural Democratic women and current candidates

Are you a rural woman in Colorado interested in running for office or building your political skills? Or a 2021 candidate that needs support? Join us for our highly-anticipated 2021 boot camp program!

Our Program

The Emerge Southwestern 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 2021-2022 candidates for elected office. Our boot camp is a specially designed and fully remote 30-hour training program that inspires candidates to run and gives them the tools to win. Run by our national partners for women in southwestern states, the curriculum is tried and true with amazing results. In Colorado, 88% of our alumnae candidates that run – win!

As a program member, you will be exposed to a variety of campaign and election experts and 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 graduate, you become a part of a supportive network across Colorado and the country that’s over 5,000 women strong.

Emerge Colorado has trained over 450 women across the state since 2012. And of our alumnae, 45% are women of color, 30% are LGBTQ, and 30% are union members.

When and Where?

The boot camp will take place over a one-week period in June and will be fully-remote. Program hours will include two full weekends and two weeknights. The dates are June 5th, 6th, 8th, 10th, 12th, and 13th. Hours will generally be 8:30am – 3:30pm on Saturdays, 12pm – 5pm on Sundays, and 6:30pm – 8:30pm on Tuesday and Thursday.

Our Curriculum

We provide 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?

  • Rural 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.

Apply Today!

Use this link to apply for the Emerge Southwest Boot Camp today! Email Emma Piller at with any questions or application issues.