We encourage you to begin your application well in advance of the closing date due to the detailed nature of the application.
Emerge Alabama seeks Democratic women who are committed to effective political leadership and are interested in running for elective office and who have:
Emerge Alabama will select women from across the state who meet the above criteria and who we believe have the potential to be political leaders.
Emerge 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 Spring 2021 Emerge Alabama training program, applicants must complete a written application by February 16.
The success of the Emerge Alabama program depends upon commitment to the program’s entire schedule by each participant. Over the three-month period, approximately 70 program hours are scheduled. Some time outside of regularly scheduled trainings will be necessary for homework and training preparation. While emergencies sometimes arise, attendance at the first day of training is mandatory and absence for any reason will result in a deferral to the following year. Please review the schedule below to ensure your availability to attend every training day.
Saturday, February 27
Sunday, February 28
Tuesday, March 2
Saturday, March 13
Sunday, March 14
Tuesday, March 16
Saturday, March 27
Sunday, March 28
Tuesday, March 30
Saturday, April 10
Sunday, April 11
Tuesday, April 13
Saturday, May 1
Sunday, May 2
Tuesday, May 4
Saturday, May 15
Sunday, May 16
Tuesday, May 18
Our training times are 10am – 3pm on Saturdays, 1pm – 5pm on Sundays, and 6pm – 8pm on Tuesdays.
A non-refundable application fee of $50 is required and must be submitted along with a completed application. The application fee can be paid here or by mail with a check payable to Emerge Alabama.
Tuition for the three-month program is $1000. Payment plans are available and Emerge Alabama will assist program members with fundraising their tuition. Financial need should not be a barrier to applying to the program.
The three-month program takes place online for health and safety reasons.
If financial concerns are holding you back from completing your application, please reach out to Executive Director Stacie Propst at email@example.com. Financial need should not be a barrier to applying to the program.
If you have any questions about the training program, please contact Stacie Propst at firstname.lastname@example.org. For any technical issues with the application portal, please contact email@example.com.