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Candidate Endorsement Process

About Candidate Endorsements:

Planned Parenthood Advocates Mar Monte endorses candidates and works to elect lawmakers who will support comprehensive sexual health education, reproductive health, and rights. PPAMM is a non‐partisan organization that endorses and partners with candidates and elected officials who support a full range of reproductive care regardless of political party or affiliation.

Endorsement Process

For candidates running in the 2022 Primary in the PPAMM service region, you may complete one of the following online questionnaires for either California or Nevada.

Questionnaire for California Candidates

Questionnaire for Nevada Candidates

All questionnaires need to be completed by midnight March 21, 2022. PPAMM will consider candidates for early endorsement on a case by case basis. If you would like to be considered for early endorsement, please email [email protected].

Committee Review:  Candidate questionnaires are reviewed and scored by PPAMM staff and Board of Directors. Only candidates with a 100% score on the questionnaire will be considered for endorsement. While a 100% score is required for consideration, the Board will also consider candidate viability and public positions on issues important to reproductive health care like advancing racial equity and social justice.

Additionally, PPAMM often calls on elected officials to support policy that effects health center operations and patients’ lives. While we do not automatically endorse incumbents, their history of standing with PPMM and in support of Planned Parenthood’s mission will be considered in the endorsement process.

In‐person Interviews: Candidate interviews are not required for all races and are considered on a case-by-case basis as determined by staff and Board Directors.

Board Review & Voter Guide: PPAMM Board Directors will review staff recommendations and vote for final endorsement. All endorsements and candidate questionnaire scores will be made public and available online via the PPAMM Voter Guide.

2022 PPAMM Candidate Questionnaire

PPAMM endorsements and 100% ratings are issued for the current election cycle only and are revocable at any time. Previously endorsed or recognized candidates must apply for endorsement or recognition each time they run. Candidates are encouraged to contact PPAMM staff at [email protected].

A note for candidates for federal office:

Candidates for federal office will receive endorsements from the national action fund, Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF). However, Planned Parenthood Advocates Mar Monte can make endorsement recommendations to Planned Parenthood Action Fund. Please reach out to [email protected] for any questions or to schedule a meeting.

Candidate endorsement process for federal races:

Prior to endorsement, all candidates must be interviewed by national Action Fund staff. Only candidates who score 100% on the Federal Candidate Questionnaire ‐‐ or incumbents who score 100% on the Congressional Candidate Scorecard ‐‐ are eligible for endorsement.