With Surge of Women Interested in Running for Office, Emerge Washington Officially Launches 

Northwest Regional Candidate Boot Camps to be Held in Washington State to Train Democratic Women

Seattle, Wash.— With a surge of women interested in running for office, Emerge Washington is officially launching in the Evergreen State becoming Emerge America’s 18th affiliate nationwide. Emerge America is the nation’s leading organization that recruits and trains Democratic women to run for office.

Emerge Washington will be the premier political leadership training organization for Democratic women in Washington and will recruit, train and inspire Democratic women to pursue public office at the local, state and national levels through its multi-month campaign-training program. Emerge America, in conjunction with its affiliate Emerge Washington, will host two Northwest Regional Candidate Boot Camps in Washington State for Democratic women running in 2017. Top political strategists and trainers will teach attendees critical elements of campaigning, including developing a campaign plan, fundraising, messaging, press operations, public speaking, grassroots field operations and much more. Democratic women from Washington, Montana, Idaho and Utah interested in running for office in 2017 are encouraged to apply.

Emerge America is bringing their proven model to women running in the Northwest. In the November 2016 election, 150 of the 214 Emerge alumnae on the ballot won their races—a 70 percent win rate. The Northwest Regional Candidate Boot Camps have been developed by Emerge America to give Democratic women the skills they need to turbocharge their campaigns this year. Any women interested in running in 2017 or beyond can apply. 

Tuition is $300 and includes the training, associated materials and food (three breakfasts and lunches and one dinner). Participants are responsible for their own lodging. Attendees who complete the boot camp will be considered Emerge 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. Due to campaign finance regulations, Emerge America and Emerge Washington cannot provide scholarships to boot camp participants.

The Northwest Regional Candidate Boot Camps are the first of several boot camps Emerge America and its affiliates will be hosting across the country.

WHAT

Northwest Regional Candidate Boot Camps Hosted by Emerge America and Emerge Washington

LOCATIONS AND DATES

Spokane, WA: May 12 – 14

Seattle, WA: June 9 – 11

To apply, please visit bit.ly/eawanorthwestbootcamp or http://www.emergeamerica.org/EmergeWA.  

The deadline to apply for the Spokane training is May 10, 2017, and the deadline to apply  for the Seattle training is June 2, 2017.