Emerge Maryland seeks Democratic women who are committed to effective political leadership and are interested in running for elective office in 2024 and beyond and who have:
Emerge Maryland will select up to 20 women from across the state who meet the above criteria and who we believe have the potential to be political leaders.
Emerge Maryland embraces diversity and encourages applications from all women regardless of age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, marital status, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, socio-economic status or physical ability. Our mission to build the bench of Democratic women ready to run for office acknowledges both systemic and historic barriers to running for office as well as the barriers women impose on themselves.
To be considered for the Emerge Maryland training program, applicants must complete a written online application. A selection committee will evaluate written applications, and qualified applicants will be invited to an in-person or virtual interview. Invitations to join the class will be extended within a week of the interviews.
The Emerge Maryland program’s success depends upon each participant’s commitment to the program’s entire schedule. Some time outside of regularly scheduled training will be necessary for homework and training preparation. While emergencies sometimes arise, attendance is mandatory, and absence for any reason may result in dismissal from the program. Please review the schedule below to ensure your availability to attend every training day.
Training dates are all on Saturday except for one.
Please reserve these dates on your calendar now.
11/4/2023- November 4, 2023
12/16/2023 – December 16, 2023
1/13/2024 – January 13, 2024
2/7/2024 – February 7, 2024 This is a weekday
2/17/2024 – February 17, 2024
3/2/2024 – March 3, 2024
3/16/2024 – March 16, 2024
4/20/2024 – April 20, 2024
4/27/2024 – April 27, 2024
A non-refundable application fee of $35 is required and must be submitted along with a completed application. The application fee can be paid online or mail a check payable to Emerge Maryland P.O. Box 185, Monrovia, MD 21770. email@example.com
Participation in the Emerge Maryland program requires tuition of $500. Please note that travel expenses are not included. There is another $500 obligation to be raised through each program member’s fundraising efforts for the program. The total obligation is $1,000.00. (ask about financial assistance*)
This money offsets but does not nearly cover the cost of Emerge Maryland’s out-of-pocket costs for providing the training sessions. Emerge Maryland believes individual circumstances should NOT be a barrier to participating in the program.
*Partial financial aid may be awarded after admission to the program. A completed application for this aid will be required. This does not cover the fundraising requirement.
If financial concerns are holding you back from completing your application, please reach out to Executive Director Diane Fink at firstname.lastname@example.org Financial need should not be a barrier to applying to the program.