At the end of the day, you’re endorsing a candidate because you think they’re the best person to hold political office. But making that assessment involves thinking through a lot of factors about who the candidate is, what they stand for, and what their chances are. This chapter reviews key factors your Indivisible group will want to consider.
Values and Policies
Candidates should share your values and care about bold policies that your group does. What issues does your candidate focus on? What policies do they support? Do they share your values? In order to answer these questions, you may need to define for your own group what’s most important. No one knows your community or your group better than you do, and no one can better assess if a candidate than you can. By clearly stating your values and preferred policies, and what you’re looking for in an elected official, you can help shape the prominent issues in a race and push candidates to reflect your values.
When defining your values, it can be helpful to refer to our Core Advocacy Issues, where we’ve outlined core issue areas that will deliver bold transformative structural change.