This proposal was submitted by the Elections and Endorsements Committee on 9/26/17 and approved by the Interim Coordinating Committee on 10/24/17.
- All candidates seeking elective office in Massachusetts who wish an Our Revolution Massachusetts (“ORMA”) endorsement must make a formal request in writing that (a) includes a biography and a statement of what an ORMA endorsement means to them, and (b) fills out the issues checklist from the OR national endorsement application.
- For municipal elections (city, town & local) where there is a functioning/recognized ORMA affiliate, the candidate submits her/his application to the local ORMA affiliate. If the Elections and Endorsements Committee (EEC) confirms that all procedures have been followed by the affiliate, it forwards the endorsement recommendation to the Interim Coordinating Committee (ICC), which makes the final decision.
- For municipal elections where there is no functioning/recognized ORMA affiliate, the candidate submits her/his application to the EEC (firstname.lastname@example.org attn: EEC). If a majority of EEC members approve the candidate then the ORMA membership base in the municipality is polled. If there is a majority positive response, an endorsement recommendation is submitted by the EEC to the ICC, which makes the final decision.
- For candidates seeking state legislative district level election, congressional district election, MA constitutional office election, the EEC proposes the following:
- The candidate must make a formal request in writing to the ECC as in #1 above.
- The EEC forwards the candidate’s materials to every affiliate in the candidate’s district.
- Assuming appropriate affiliate support or in the absence of any affiliates in such candidates’ districts, if a majority of EEC members approve the candidate, then the ORMA membership base in the relevant district is polled. If there is at least a majority positive response, an endorsement recommendation may be approved and submitted by the EEC to and for review by the ICC, which makes the final decision.*
- All candidates receiving an endorsement from ORMA will be expected, barring a compelling personal exception, to support all 8 of the current “People’s Platform” issues legislation proposals. All candidates will be expected to support the “People’s Pledge”, stating they will not accept corporate contributions or fossil fuel money for their campaign.
(*subject to change after the new Representative Council (RC) is seated, the RC can provide direction to the EEC).