For Candidates in Washington state
Representation in office matters. Now, more than ever. Pro-Choice Washington supports candidates who champion abortion rights. We are committed to supporting elections at every level of government. We believe in the power of lawmakers to protect and expand reproductive freedom.
CANDIDATE ENDORSEMENT TOOLKIT
Pro-Choice Washington’s Candidate Endorsement Toolkit helps candidates navigate Pro-Choice Washington’s endorsement process, learn more about our values, and access resources to develop their platform as a pro-abortion rights and reproductive freedom champion.
Candidates seeking Pro-Choice Washington’s endorsement for the 2023 election cycle can apply by filling out our candidate questionnaire here. Candidate interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis starting May 15th.
For more information about the endorsement process, please review our 2023 Candidate Toolkit below.
Due to our size and limited capacity, we endorse as many candidates as we can on a rolling basis between the primaries and the general election. We prioritize endorsing candidates in districts where the most gains can be made for abortion access by:
- Increasing capacity to win in the most competitive swing districts where reproductive freedom champions face tough races against anti-abortion opponents.
- Building power in districts where constituents face the biggest barriers to abortion access, like long travel times to an abortion provider, a high prevalence of fake clinics, and an increase in anti-abortion and white nationalist activity.
- Creating a representative and inclusive movement for reproductive freedom by investing in candidates of color who have lived experience with healthcare barriers.
- Review the Washington Secretary of State’s resources on how to run for office.
- Make an impact at the local level. Start with this great resource from the National Institute for Reproductive Health on a Model City for reproductive freedom.
- Learn more about speaking to abortion rights by downloading our How to Talk About Abortion Guide.
- Read about Pro-Choice Washington’s key issue areas.
- Contact our Political Action Committee at email@example.com for more information and timing for the Pro-Choice Washington endorsement process.