Our endorsement applications for the May 2023 Primary Election are officially open! If you are a candidate who is running for an elected office please read our Candidate Endorsement Packet to begin the process of earning APANO’s endorsement! Endorsement interviews will be completed between March 1, 2023 – March 31, 2023. Please send all application materials to Marchel Marcos, Political Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
APANO’s political program is community-based, multi-issue and guided by APANO’s mission, vision and values. Our endorsement process reflects our work and priorities in local, state and national politics and is non-partisan.
Our goals through this process are to:
- Strengthen your relationship between APANO members, board, and staff
- Educate elected officials and candidates on the issues APANO members and Asian & Pacific Islander communities are facing
- Expand opportunities for Asian and Pacific Islander political engagement
WHAT IS AN APANO POLITICAL ENDORSEMENT?
A political endorsement is an official statement of support from APANO for a particular candidate. It means the candidate’s record, performance in office or promise of future relations align greatly with APANO’s mission and values to better serve the Asian Pacific Islander community.
WHAT DOES AN APANO ENDORSEMENT MEAN TO CANDIDATES?
An APANO endorsement for a candidate means the candidate can tell voters they have the visible support and backing of the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon. An APANO endorsement may also include additional financial, communication and field resources, including but not limited to inclusion in APANO’s voter guide, financial contributions, social media outreach, mailings, phone banks, and campaign volunteers.
Are you interested in participating in endorsement committee interviews and interviewing candidates running for office? Sign up to join the Endorsement Committee here. Please email Marchel@apano.org with any questions!
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