When and where is the King County Young Democrats 2019 endorsements meeting?
Our endorsements meeting will be held Sunday May 19th from 5pm – 9pm at the Washington State Labor Council. Here is a link to the Facebook Events page. KCYD 2019 Endorsements Event.
What Races Can Be Considered for Endorsement:
Per our by-laws:
“Only candidates and ballot measures with jurisdiction wholly within the State of Washington, and wholly or partially within King County, shall be eligible for endorsement.”
Who can vote on endorsements:
Only current members of King County Young Democrats can make motions to endorse from the floor. Members must reside in King County, be under the age of 36 and pay the membership dues of $20. If you have campaign staff or supporters whom are under 36, live in King County and are interested in joining, they can do so at the below link.
Do you have a required questionnaire like many of the other organizations?
We do not have a required questionnaire, many of us are very familiar with the number of questionnaires you must fill out and do not require one. All we ask is that you fill out the google form found at http://www.kingcountyyd.org/endorsements/
If I am running for office, live in King County and am under 36 can I become a member and participate in the endorsements process?
Yes, we do not ban anyone from being a member just because they are running for office or maybe already hold office. As a member you would be able to nominate yourself, speak on behalf of yourself and vote for yourself as well.
Can anyone attend the nomination and voting portion of the endorsement meeting?
No, only current members of the King County Young Democrats can attend the voting part of the meeting, which will be from 7pm – 9pm that night.
How do I know if you will consider the race I am running in for endorsement?
We try to include as many races as possible to endorse in, however in such a large county with so many races and candidates it is impossible for us to know everything about every race. The best way is to reach out to us via the google doc to let us know you are interested and come meet us and speak to us about your race and your plan. http://www.kingcountyyd.org/endorsements/ The next best way is if you know someone who is already a member or plans to become one who can nominate you from the floor and speak on your behalf for why you should be endorsed. This won’t guarantee an endorsement, but it is better than just hoping someone knows about Maple Valley School Board.
How will I know if I am endorsed?
The night after the endorsements meeting, we will publish a list of our endorsed candidates and ballot measures on our website and Facebook page, in addition we will send an email to endorsed candidates via the email they have registered with the PDC or the email provided through the google form on our endorsements page.
What happens if you didn’t endorse in my race or if someone you did endorse doesn’t make it through the primary?
If the membership motions and votes to table an endorsement until after the primary or if membership doesn’t endorse in a specific race for whatever reason, or if someone is endorsed and doesn’t make it through the primary, we hold a 2nd endorsement meeting in September to address races that fall under any of the categories. However, if we endorse a candidate and they make it through the primary no consideration will be made for that race in September.