Signature Program

70-hours of training that gives women the skills they need to run and win!

Our Program

The Emerge TN training program is a unique opportunity for Democratic women who want to run for public office. It is the only in-depth, 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 TN, you are given specific opportunities to expand your political network. As an Emerge TN program member, you become a part of a supportive network which includes a national network of Emerge alumnae and Emerge TN Cabinet.

Our Curriculum

Participants meet one weekend a month for six months and receive comprehensive training on the following topics:

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

Our Trainers

Emerge TN trainers are comprised of a premiere team of campaign consultants, advisors and staff from across the state and some national trainers. Most of our trainers have been involved in TN politics, state party leaders, past candidates and/or run political consulting firms. 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.

Where We Train

Our signature program rotates across the state of TN. Our sessions rotate across the state from Memphis, Clarksville, Nashville, Chattanooga and Knoxville. Our rotation allows our women to visit and experience other parts of the state while learning from local leaders about the political process.

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 effect change in Tennessee. 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!

Apply today!