Training: The Emerge Program

The barriers to entry into the political scene can seem overwhelming to the average citizen, but in a state that has never elected its fair share of women, those barriers can look even more foreboding. Emerge Maine lowers those barriers and levels the playing field by de-mystifying the process of getting engaged, and connecting women to the knowledge and resources needed to win. The track record of the program speaks for itself.

The fundraising training was critical to my campaign for Portland City Charter Commission - it enabled me to reach out to people in my district and ask for their support. When I later ran for Portland's Board of Public Education, the network I developed with Emerge Maine connected me with other women across the state who were an invaluable source of support.

Laurie Davis, Class of 2009


Emerge has given me the tools to walk confidently on to the campaign trail. It is more than a training program, it is a life changing experience!

                                                                                                                                         Caitlin Hills, Class of 2017

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Learn about the Emerge program, how to apply and get connected to our Alumnae Network.

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