A Better Cambridge Action Fund will be supporting and campaigning for a slate of candidates this Fall. We believe the choice of a formal slate will most benefit the candidates who are a part of it, given Cambridge’s ranked-choice voting system.
Our dynamo candidates are those who are willing to take practical steps toward reducing housing costs and increasing housing equity — by increasing the amount of homes, including affordable housing, in transit-rich areas + by supporting government housing subsidies and programs.
Endorsees will support all the excellent candidates constituting the slate. Their website and all materials printed after endorsements are made must include the names (in alphabetical order) of all the other slate candidates, with the words, “Please vote for me #1, and the following candidates in the order of your choice.”
The Action Fund will also publish our own materials to support our candidates. We will pay for these ourselves. We will promote our candidates as aggressively as we are able, as an all-volunteer organization. Names will be listed alphabetically (or reverse alphabetically).
ABOUT ABC AF
A Better Cambridge Action Fund (ABC AF) is an all-volunteer organization that fights for a vibrant, growing, affordable Cambridge for all. We are organized as a Political Action Committee, separate from our sister organization A Better Cambridge (ABC). Please view our 2019 City Council Platform at https://www.abettercambridgeaf.org/platform.
Release Date: Thurs, August 1, 2019.Due Date: Fri, August 23, 2019.
Our Method: + We will evaluate answers candidate-blind — hiding names before evaluating. + Our point system will reward direct, data-driven, and concise answers. Feel free to include references.+ We will make final endorsement determinations non-blind, looking holistically at other factors about each candidate, such as backgrounds, voting records (if applicable), advocacy records, platforms, and statements at the ABC Candidate Forum and other public events, in addition to questionnaire scores. We also may conduct follow-up interviews with some candidates on Sunday, September 15th.+ ABC’s candidate forum will be held in early September. Candidates wishing to participate in the forum must timely complete this questionnaire. + Please keep all answers under 2000 characters, except where otherwise specified. For the multiple choice questions, you must select one answer AND provide a written explanation under 2000 characters.+ We will publish all responses on our website.