Candidate Boot Camps

Our boot camps are designed specifically for women running this election cycle.

Emerge Maine hosted its first Legislative Boot Camp for Democratic women running in 2018. We hope to hold this training again at the end of 2019 for the 2020 election cycle.

These boot camps have been developed to serve women with a definite plan to run and who have the background and experience to be successful. Because it is a three-day intensive program, it is not open to everyone. We will give Democratic women the skills they need to turbocharge their campaigns. Top political strategists and trainers will teach attendees critical elements of campaigning, including:

Campaign overview & structure

Developing campaign plan & strategy

Messaging and Media Relations

Social Media

Endorsements & Power Brokers


Field Campaigns

Public Speaking

And much more!

Tuition is $500 and includes the training, associated materials and food. Participants are responsible for their own lodging. Attendees who complete the boot camp will be considered Emerge Maine boot camp alumna and have access to alumnae resources, as well as continuing education opportunities for alumnae. Tuition may be paid by personal or campaign committee accounts.