Are you a pro-choice woman running for public office – anything from local school board to Congress? If so, the NWPC-WA can help you succeed by endorsing you.
To qualify for the Caucus’ endorsement, candidates must be women*. They must demonstrate support for equal rights, reproductive freedom, and social equity and justice for women. In addition, they must have a competitive campaign plan.
*Candidates who identify as non-binary are welcomed and encouraged to seek our endorsement.
Our early endorsement process begins each year in April, and regular endorsements take place in June.
To be considered for endorsement, candidates must complete a questionnaire. Candidates who have not previously been endorsed by the Caucus must also participate in an interview with a team of Caucus volunteers.
Caucus Local Endorsement Action Committees (LEACs) exist in Clark, Cowlitz, King, Kitsap, Pierce, Snohomish, and Thurston counties. Candidates in other counties will be interviewed by the state endorsement committee. The state endorsement committee recommends candidates to the NWPC State Steering Committee, which then votes to endorse them.
For more information about our endorsement process or to request an endorsement questionnaire, please email info[at]nwpcwa.org and be sure to include the position you are running for and the municipality it represents. Our questionnaires vary by office and location.
Candidates can benefit in multiple ways from a NWPC-WA endorsement. Endorsement benefits can include:
- PAC donations
- Access to training and events, including the day-long Women's Campaign Training held each spring; multiple one-hour Tele-Training conference calls during the campaign season; and the Smart Women Salon Series, which feature experts offering tips on various leadership topics
- Networking with and mentoring by current and past elected women leaders
The endorsement process requires a great deal of volunteer assistance. If you're interested in participating on an interview team, or organizing one, your help would be appreciated. For more information, please email info[at]nwpcwa.org.