EBWPC PAC 2016 Primary Election Endorsements
The EBWPC PAC Primary Election endorsement meeting is Saturday, March 26 from 12pm to 5pm at I-SEEED 1625 Clay St, Oakland, CA 94612. We will be considering a number of races in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties.
The EBWPC Political Action Committee (PAC) endorses candidates and ballot measures on our bottom line issues and supports endorsed campaigns with volunteer activities and financially. We are grateful to our donors whose support gives us the tools to fulfill our mission.
Please note your race's scheduled time for March 26. All candidates (or candidate proxy) must arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled interview.
For County Central Committee Candidates: You have 1 minute for your statement
For All Other Candidates: You will have 2 minutes for your opening statement, 2 minutes for your closing statement and 1 minute for responses to the audience's questions during Q&A
1:00pm U.S. Congressional, District 13
1:05pm County Central Committees
Contra Costa District 1
Contra Costa District 2
Alameda County District 15
Alameda County District 18
Alameda County District 25
1:40pm Alameda County Superior Court
2:00pm Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors
2:30pm Alameda County Board of Education, Area 2
2:40pm Water Agency, Zone 7
3:00pm California State Senate, District 9
3:30pm California State Assembly
3:55pm Hayward City Council
4:15pm Endorsement Process Closing Remarks
4:30pm Member Discussion
5:00pm Last Call for Ballots
March 23 by MIDNIGHT - Extended deadline for Questionnaire Submissions
March 25 by 12n - Deadline for candidates to confirm participation in forum
March 26 - Endorsement meeting from 1-5pm (See Details Below)
March 28 - Endorsement results released
April 11 - Endorsed candidates notified of expressions of support
After the filing deadline, EBWPC PAC sends all filed candidates, in races where a woman is running, a questionnaire to complete. Our questionnaire gives candidates the opportunity to introduce themselves to the organization and to mutually determine whether they meet the EBWPC PAC's bottom line issues. Candidates who submit their questionnaire timely and, importantly, meet our bottom line issues will be considered for the endorsement. They are then invited to speak before our membership at an endorsement forum and vote.
To candidates appearing on the November 2016 General Election ballot: You will be invited to participate in an endorsement process in August 2016. Questionnaires will be sent out following the filing deadline on August 12, 2016.
Gaining our Endorsement
Importantly, EBWPC PAC endorses women candidates only. Men candidates are invited to complete the questionnaire and may be eligible to speak before members, pending a number of factors.
A 60% threshold is needed from members attending the endorsement meeting to secure EBWPC PAC's endorsement. Votes are tallied the same day as the endorsement meeting. Candidates are notified within 24 hours. Endorsement results are posted the following Monday.
In order to vote, EBWPC PAC members must be in good standing and new members must join at least 30 days before voting takes place (February 26, 2016).
Support for Endorsed Candidates
Endorsed candidates will receive support from EBWPC PAC to help them get elected. The PAC Board determines levels of support based on a number of variables, such as the number of women on the elected body, number of women in the race, competitiveness of the race, etc.
· Use of name and logo on campaign & promotional items
· Inclusion in EBWPC PAC election materials
· Inclusion in EBWPC PAC slate cards
· Financial contributions
· Sponsored canvassing, phone-banking & GOTV
Please email us with any questions or comments at [email protected].