2021 Candidate Endorsements
Boston Democratic Socialists of America will be endorsing candidates who share our purpose of building a mass socialist movement in the US and extending democratic principles into all spheres of life including the workplace and economy. We see our electoral work as inseparable from that mission. We are selective in who we endorse, because we want to build close relationships with our endorsed candidates, provide them significant support in contacting voters, and build a socialism movement together.
We will have two rounds of candidate endorsements. We encourage you to apply as early as possible.
- Jan 31st – Questionnaire – You will need to complete this 6-page questionnaire by January 31st (for the 1st round). Please email back your responses to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit responses back to us in either google docs or Microsoft word format. Please do not submit in PDF format, as we cannot easily redact the confidential questions about your field plans. Questionnaire answers will be made public.
- Feb – Candidate Forum – After you submit your questionnaire, our electoral working group will review your answers, and might reach out for clarification on any points. Then, we’ll vote on whether to invite candidates in for an endorsement interview via zoom. This will be recorded and may be published. Any Boston DSA member will be able to ask you questions about your candidacy or specific policies.
- March 20th – Endorsement Vote – We will hold a debate during our March 20th General Meeting, and then members will vote online. We expect to be able to announce first round endorsements by April 1st.
- 2nd Round – We have not established firm dates for this yet, but it is likely we’ll ask for questionnaires to be submitted by March 31st, hold candidate forums during April, and debate/vote on endorsements at our May General Meeting. [It’s possible we could delay these dates by a month]
Please create a copy in google docs or download as Microsoft word. (File > Download as > Microsoft Word). Do not submit as PDF or we’ll be unable to fully redact your answers to the confidential questions.
Questions? Email email@example.com