PDM 2012 Endorsements
Should we endorse your favorite candidate in the Democratic primary? From Peter Enrich, here's how you can influence our endorsement process:
PDM will endorse a small set of candidates around the state, where the outcome can make a real difference in progressive representation at the State House, and where PDM can make a real difference in the outcome. In recent election cycles we have endorsed from 3 to 6 candidates, and then have worked to focus our members' efforts to have an impact on those races.
Typically, we have limited our endorsements to candidates who have been endorsed by the Mass Alliance, the consortium of progressive organizations of which PDM is a member, although we have made occasional exceptions in the past, where PDM activists had a special interest in a candidate.
The ultimate decision of which candidates to endorse will be made in a conference call among our Sustaining Members, which is scheduled for Aug. 13. If you aren't yet a Sustaining Member, it isn't too late to become one in time for the Aug. 13 call. To enroll as a Sustaining Member, follow this link.
Whether or not you're a Sustaining Member, we'd very much value your input in our decisions about whom to endorse. Please add your comments about specific candidates whom you think we should (or shouldn't) endorse, at this link. Also feel free to offer more general comments about the criteria or approach you think we should use in making these endorsements.
Thanks very much for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you.