We have closed further applications for our endorsement for the rest of the 2021 General Election, and have not yet opened applications for endorsement in subsequent elections.
For those considering seeking our endorsement in the future, please be aware that we have a thorough endorsement process (you can read the process voted on by our membership here), including a questionnaire, possibly an interview, and then if a committee of members formed to review your application and questionnaire recommends endorsement, you’d be invited to speak and answer questions at a chapter-wide meeting where our members would vote.
We know that is a lengthy process. Our members believe that a Pittsburgh DSA endorsement should mean more than just another name on a list of organizations that endorse you.
We view our endorsement as a commitment to intensive grassroots organizing. When we’re committed to electing a candidate, it’s more to us than just a seal of approval. We work to make thousands of calls, send thousands of texts, and knock thousands of doors for the candidates we endorse.
As a socialist, member-run, member-funded organization our capacity is limited, and there are many ways to build power for the working class. So our members will want to learn more about your positions, your candidacy, and whether putting our organizing energy and resources into electing you will help advance the goals of our chapter and campaigns when we decide if we’re going to put a whole lot of our energy into your campaign.