Note: Endorsements made by the Washington Stonewall Democrats do not reflect the views of the State Party.
The Washington Stonewall Democrats consider endorsements for candidates, initiatives, or referendums that demonstrate positive outcomes for the LGBTQ+ community.
Candidates need not identify as LGBTQ+, but should be able to show that they have connected with their local LGBTQ+ community and will be the best person to represent their interests.
For partisan races, we will consider candidates who run as Democrats. For nonpartisan races, we will consider candidates who indicate to us on the form that they identify as Democrats.
Campaign members for initiatives or referendums should demonstrate how their initative or referendum is of particular interest to the LGBTQ+ community and what steps they took to include the LGBTQ+ community's feedback in its formation (before you started gathering signatures).
During this COVID-19 period, are are not conducting interviews. We ask that you fill out the form and encourage that you record video answers that will be shared with our membership. Please return the form and video by May 15th in order to receive our decision by May 20th. If you miss the first deadline, there will be a second round of endorsements where your application will be due on June 5th. Please see the form for more details.