Thank you for taking the time to fill out this application. Note: You need to have filed with an election office or intend to be a write-in candidate to complete this questionnaire and to be included in our list. Find your local election office here: https://www.usa.gov/election-office Being included on this list is not an endorsnement but a first step in the vetting process. This application has 54 questions (including contact information) and has many opportunities to further explain your answers in long-answer format. This survey can take between 20 minutes to 2 hours depending on how much time you spend on the optional long-answers.
ALSO NOTE: Your answers will be vetted by our volunteers using the candidate's campaign website and social media in the About/Issues sections. Be sure to update these public locations with as many clear references to Bernie's policies as possible to ensure vetting goes smoothly for your application and you can be recognized as a Berniecrat by all the bold Progressives who want to help!
The goal of Local Berniecrats organization is to encourage, introduce, and support value-driven candidates in any party who are running for public office and are in alignment with Senator Bernie Sanders' platform. If you qualify, your candidate information will be shared on our website as well as on social media. This list will serve merely as a starting point for voters to continue the vetting process and make informed decisions so more vetting may be needed for endorsements.
It is imperative that you provide us with precise information about yourself, so we can enter your information into our system. This is the same form for local-state-federal, so just point out which questions pertain more to the office you are seeking.
Please note that by filling out this form, you are requesting that your profile and your answers be placed on the Local Berniecrats website(s) and our social media. It is not, however, a guarantee that you will be added or endorsed. You will have the opportunity to make a personal statement at the end of the form to clarify any of your positions or add additional comments.
LOCAL OFFICE CANDIDATES: While we still like to know your "mindset" on the many "national" questions asked on the questionnaire, it is IMPERATIVE that you give more detail as to what you will do SPECIFICALLY regarding the office you are running for that may have very different responsibilities from, say, legislators. Please use the Personal Comments space at the end to give very detailed specifics for what you will do in your role as Mayor, Sheriff, County/City commissioner, School board member, etc.
This form was modified from the form used by Elect Bernie Thinkers, which was created by Diana at Progressives Against Neoliberal Politics, as well as Our Revolution's Endorsement Application Form.