Endorsements

Endorsements

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.

The Process:

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 electoral@bostondsa.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.

Questionnaire Link

Questions? Email electoral@bostondsa.org

Prior Endorsements

Endorsed On
Organization/Event
Last updated:
2/17/2020
2/7/2020
Local Environment Action all day event
2/2/2020
We Own the Future: Democratic Socialism – American Style. book event
1/31/2020
Res 33 proposal endorsement
1/28/2020
Launch event for the book A Planet to Win
1/27/2020
Kshama Sawant/Mike Connolly Event
1/27/2020
Rally and March for Bernie, Saturday Feb 22nd at 1pm
1/15/2020
Endorsing GND book launch event
1/8/2020
BABF workshop to be anointed as DSA workshop
1/8/2020
ANSWER Coalition No War With Iran Day of Protest
1/8/2020
Mass Peace Action No War With Iran Speak-Out
1/3/2020
ANSWER Coalition No War With Iran protest
12/11/2019
Weymouth compressor event
12/11/2019
Evan G – Suffolk downs
12/08/2019
Housing WG Twitter
12/6/2019
Letter from Green Roots TBTG Request
11/19/2019
Harvard Graduate Student Strike
10/29/2019
Right Care Alliance
10/27/2019
Rise up for a liveable future
10/22/2019
Rally for Rent Control and Tenant Protections
10/17/2019
Divest BU as #TakeBackTheGrid
10/7/2019
BABF workshop to be anointed as DSA workshop
10/4/2019
Voter registration endorsement request
10/3/2019
RTCV panel
9/27/2019
Drivers License Campaign Escalation
9/13/2019
DADS statement on 8/31
9/11/2019
TGTG can join committee
9/11/2019
Climate Action
9/5/2019
Act on Mass
8/20/2019
Socialist Day School
7/31/2019
Boston March Against Cages
7/19/2019
Venezula Action
7/17/2019
Northeastern Protest against border security tech
7/17/2019
Wayfair Workers Speak Out
7/15/2019
Breaking the Supply Chains: Workers Against Detention
7/12/2019
Boston’s Lights for Liberty Vigil
7/19/2019
Protect Trans Health Rally
7/3/2019
Straight Pride is Hate Pride
6/27/2019
Raise Up MA + Coalition for Social Justice: Letter for Affordable Childcare Endorsement
6/25/2019
Wayfair Walkout
6/22/2019
MassPower
6/16/2019
Election Day Registration Hearing
6/7/2019
MA Indigenous Legislative Agenda
6/7/2019
Extinction Rebellion MA Protest
5/29/2019
Green New Deal Resolution
5/23/2019
2019 DSA Convention Abortion Access Resolution
5/14/2019
2019 DSA Convention Sex Workers Resolution
4/29/2019
International Workers Day Event

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