Endorsement Policy and Timeline

Endorsement Timeline

WSPC will hold one Endorsement Meeting for the 2020 Cycle:

Endorsement Meeting: Saturday, August 29 @ 3PM
Questionnaire Deadline: August 18 @ Midnight

Please ensure that you or your surrogate can appear at the August 29th Endorsement meeting.

See below for the Endorsement Policy, and for Candidate Questionnaires.

Once completed, please send your form to contact@waprogressives.org, and once received, we will provide you with a Zoom link to join our online Endorsement meeting.

Please go to https://zoom.us and sign up for a free account before the meeting start, as it will take roughly 15 minutes to install, set up, and sign in.

Endorsement Policy

The Washington State Progressive Caucus is proud to endorse candidates for public office and may pass resolutions on ballot issues and issues for our State Legislature or national Congress. Progressive candidates and campaigns are encouraged to request our endorsement. With the exception of U.S. Presidential races, the Washington State Progressive Caucus only endorses those campaigns that have requested endorsement and completed our questionnaire (attached below). All requests for endorsement will be carefully considered. It is important to bring requests and supporting documents to our attention well before the anticipated election date. Requests for endorsement should be sent to our secretary.

To be considered for an endorsement, a candidate (with the exception of U.S. Presidential races) must complete the WSPC Questionnaire (scroll page to download) and submit it to our secretary at least 10 days prior to the meeting at which the endorsement will be voted on by the membership. In addition, the candidate (or a designated representative) must speak to the WSPC membership in person at least once after declaring their candidacy. If the candidate or representative cannot arrange to speak to the Caucus for any reason, this requirement may be waived if at least two members present and voting have interviewed the candidate in person or by phone or attended a public forum where the candidate has spoken since the candidate declared their intention to run for the office for which they are seeking the endorsement of the Caucus.

Only voting members of WSPC (dues paid for the current year) may vote on an endorsement.

* To receive endorsement a candidate must receive 60% of the votes of credentialed members of the WSPC present and voting.

Endorsements may only be rescinded by a 2/3 vote.

[The above rules were adopted by the members of WSPC at a duly called meeting on July 11, 2015 in Mercer Island. * Amended June 13, 2016 in Sammamish.]

At this time please submit questionnaires to this Email: contact@waprogressives.org