Emerge Connecticut Board of Directors Application
Thank you for your interest in serving on the Board of Directors of Emerge Connecticut, the state affiliate of Emerge America. Our mission is to change the face of politics by inspiring, recruiting, training and mentoring Democratic women to run for office. We are the only in-depth, six-month, 70-hour, training program providing aspiring female leaders with cutting-edge tools and training to run for elected office and elevate themselves in our political system. Since 2018, we trained nearly 50 women to run for office.

As a new affiliate, prospective board members are expected to be hands-on as needed to build an organization that is sustainable over the long term. The board will reflect the diversity of our state especially in age, experience, race and ethnicity, socio-economic status, geographic, professional, and ability to fundraise.

General expectations of the founding Board of Directors will include:
• Positively represent organizing in the community.
• Must be registered Democrat in Connecticut and committed to the Democratic Party and Democratic candidates.
• At least 2 meetings per 6 week period (1 Board meeting, 1 other meeting which is often by phone).
• Attendance of 75% of Board meetings.
• Attendance of at least 1 of the candidate training sessions.
• All members will have a goal to write or raise $3,000 a year.
• All members of the board are expected to participate the organization’s fundraising efforts.

As a part of this application you will be asked to provide a resume ( or summary of work/community experience ) and at least 2 references.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Emerge Connecticut at mae@emergect.org.
Name *
Email *
Phone Number *
Full Address *
Occupation *
Please share why you are interested in serving on the Emerge CT Board of Directors. *
Are you a Democrat? How have you been involved in the Democratic Party or Democratic campaigns? *
Tell us about any women’s organizations or other advocacy groups in which you have been involved. *
Do you serve on any other organization’s Board of Directors? Please let and indicate if your involvement is current or past service. *
Emerge is committed to diversity and inclusion. The Emerge CT Board will reflect the rich diversity of our state and our party. Please check all that apply to you. *
Please tell us in 2 or 3 sentences about any areas of expertise that may help to support Emerge CT. (Note: if applicable to you please make mention of any experience in campaign finance laws, media relations, fundraising, MSW, HR, or other legal skills) *
Please provide the names and contact information of at least two references *
Please check this box if you have sent your resume in an e-mail to mae@emergect.org with the subject line "Your Name - Emerge Connecticut Board of Directors Resume" *
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