EMILY’s List Training Center
Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q What can I expect to learn?

    A In the Training Center, you can expect to learn the important details about running for office from the moment you first think about running all the way to Election Day. We’ll cover topics like fundraising, communications, digital strategy, press and media relations, direct voter contact, and overall campaign management.

  • Q Will you be adding more content to the Training Center?

    A Yes! Though the majority of the content is posted now and available for review in the full version of the site, we will be periodically adding content and features and will make sure to notify users when new content has been added.

  • Q How do I get endorsed by EMILY’s List?

    A EMILY’s List endorses pro-choice Democratic women running for office primarily at the state legislative level and above. All of our endorsed candidates go through a thorough vetting process. We do not endorse in all races. If you are interested in an EMILY’s List endorsement, the first step is to sign up for Run to Win: https://secure.emilyslist.org/Join-Run-to-Win

  • Q Didn’t users have to pay for a subscription before?

    A Correct, the Training Center used to require a full subscription, however, we have now made it free for all to learn from. We believe in breaking down the barriers that have historically kept pro-choice Democratic women in office. By making the Training Center accessible for all, we hope a new generation of leaders will learn what it takes to run for office.

  • Q What is this site?

    A The EMILY’s List Training Center is a website designed to teach candidates how to run for office and WIN. EMILY’s List supports pro-choice Democratic women and has been training candidates to run for office – and win – offline since 1985 and now we’re bringing our decades of campaign experience online.

  • Q What is EMILY’s List?

    A EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $600 million to elect pro-choice Democratic women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 150 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,100 women to state and local office. Nearly 40 percent of the candidates EMILY’s List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. During the historic 2017-2018 cycle, EMILY’s List raised a record-breaking $110 million dollars and launched a record independent expenditure campaign. We helped elect 34 new women to the House, including 24 red-to-blue victories; enough seats to have delivered the U.S. House majority alone. Since the 2016 election, more than 40,000 women have reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state and national offices.

  • Q Who should use this?

    A The Training Center is designed for pro-choice Democratic women. Though much of the site is geared toward first-time runners, any woman running for office will find the tools and resources in the Training Center valuable.

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