Emerge New Jersey Seeks Democrat Women For First Training Program
Monday, September 30, 2013 • 4:53pm
Emerge New Jersey (www.emergeamerica.org/newjersey), an organization that identifies, educates, and inspires Democrat women to pursue a career in New Jersey politics, is now accepting applications online at http://www.emergenj.org/training/application for the inaugural leadership training program for women seeking public office in New Jersey. Emerge New Jersey will accept applications through November 8, 2013.
The first comprehensive training class begins in January 2014. The Emerge program includes 70-hours of in-depth training over a six-month period to prepare women to run for office and master skills that range from public speaking and media outreach to fundraising and field operations. “This program is designed to provide women with everything you need to know to run a successful campaign and win! Plus you will be able to tap into a wide network of women who will be available to support you in your political aspirations, “explains Karen Hartshorn Hilton, Emerge New Jersey’s executive director.
“We are excited to introduce Emerge New Jersey to prospective candidates and help make their desire to serve to become a reality,” says Hilton. Any Democratic woman who has thought of running but didn’t know how to get started or knows someone who wants to run, should contact Karen by email Karen@emergenj.org or call 862-205-4752 for more information.
Emerge New Jersey is one of 14 states in a national network that identifies, trains and encourages Democratic women to run for and achieve success in being elected for office. The Emerge network boasts remarkable results: 43% of the program’s graduates have run for office with a 60% success rate.
“It is my sincere hope that Emerge New Jersey will help increase the number of women who run for and win elected offices in this state,” says State Majority Leader Weinberg. In the 235 years since its statehood, New Jersey has elected only two Democratic Congresswomen no U.S. Senators and no NJ Governors. Currently, of 120 New Jersey State Legislators only 23 are Democratic women.
About Emerge New Jersey:
Emerge New Jersey ((www.emergeamerica.org/newjersey) is an innovative organization that recruits, trains and inspires Democrat women to participate in public service. Emerge makes a long-term investment in candidates by building their leadership skills, providing campaign training and building a network of fellow Democratic women to help them run for – and win – elected office.