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Candidate Endorsements

Dedicated to building non-partisan political power by helping to elect lawmakers who will enact transformational policy change for children, youth, and families, Children’s Campaign Fund is the leading and longest running statewide, nonpartisan PAC focused on kids

If you are running for a state legislative or statewide office during the 2024 election cycle in Washington State and have read through our Endorsements FAQ below, you are eligible to go through our endorsement process. 

Thank you for your interest in receiving support from Children's Campaign Fund!

ENDORSEMENTS - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

You may be eligible to receive CCF’s endorsement if you:

  • are seeking a state legislative or statewide office in Washington during the 2024 election cycle

  • will prioritize the needs of children, youth, and families

  • have completed our short candidate questionnaire 

  • have completed a one-hour interview via video call with members of CCF’s board and staff

 

NOTE: At this time, we do not endorse any other positions and will decline your request if you try scheduling for anything other than what’s noted above. CCF additionally reserves the right to decline requests from candidates deemed out of alignment with our values, vision, and priorities.

WHAT MAKES A CCF ENDORSED CANDIDATE?

CCF’s Board of Directors ultimately votes on our endorsement decisions. In some races, we may offer a dual endorsement or choose not to support any candidate at all. Our decisions are based on a combination of your interview responses, actions/votes of incumbents, your campaign platform and opponent(s), and demonstrated leadership across CCF’s core issue areas: 

  • Basic needs (including physical health, behavioral health, safety, housing, and nutrition)

  • Child care, early learning, and family support

  • Child welfare

  • Intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD)

  • Juvenile justice reform

  • Youth development

 

FOR INCUMBENTS: Please note that receiving a past endorsement does not guarantee renewal, and you are eligible for support even without a prior endorsement.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU HAVE BEEN ENDORSED?
We are eager to highlight endorsement announcements on our website, social media, and other digital communications to our network. The majority of our endorsed candidates will receive a financial contribution.

 

Select candidates may also be eligible for an ‘Endorsement of Distinction’ and/or receive the maximum contributions as legally permitted.

 

A small number of candidates in certain jurisdictions will receive Independent Expenditure support. 
 

With respect for your time and interest in CCF’s support, we will notify you of our decision either way. 

HOW DO I REQUEST AN ENDORSEMENT?
If you are running for a state legislative or statewide office during the 2024 election cycle in Washington State, and meet the other criteria detailed above, you may request an endorsement interview by emailing Chetan Soni,  Chetan@childrenscampaignfund.org

 

For any questions or concerns, please contact Chetan Soni at Chetan@childrenscampaignfund.org.

Thank you for leading on behalf of children, youth, and families – and for your interest in our support! 

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