Political Opportunity Program

An issue that moves you. A driving desire to make a difference. A network of supporters. Your unique perspective – as a teacher or a doctor, an attorney or an activist, a mother, a sister, or a daughter.

There’s a moment when any number of these factors collide, and – pop. The big idea. The drive to serve. The courage to run.

EMILY's List's Political Opportunity Program (POP) was created in 2001 for women just like you – qualified, pro-choice Democratic women ready to wage and win campaigns for state and local offices. Between 2001 and 2010, POP has held over 180 trainings in 36 states, and trained over 6,300 people.

Get the basics about POP here.

Learn about candidates we've helped elect.

Interested in participating in a Political Opportunity Training Program? Click here for a full list of our upcoming training programs.

Thinking of Running for Office?

Designed to help you decide if you're ready to run for office, our guide makes sure you ask yourself the right questions and are prepared to get your campaign off to a solid start.

Download the guide here.

EMILY's Plugged In

EMILY's List has partnered with NGP VAN to put powerful integrated tools into the hands of pro-choice women Democratic candidates. The EMILY's Plugged In platform can help give local campaigns access to a cutting-edge website and online contribution system, a fundraising database, and integrated compliance and reporting filing.

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Providing the Winning Edge

The EMILY’s List training program arms candidates and campaign staff with the skills they need to run and win.

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