Represent PA provides support to get candidates elected.
We vet candidates for alignment to progressive priorities and impact.
Our endorsements include financial support and connections to our network.
Our endorsement committee is made up of donors, political experts and board members, who bring their insights, experience and passion to the process of selecting the women we endorse.
The endorsement committee looks at the following criteria:
Candidate's alignment with our progressive values
Candidate's commitment to helping other women — in and out of Harrisburg
Status and strength of each campaign
Quality and strength of opponents in the race
Flip-ability of districts – can this district move from red to blue?
ELECTION YEAR TIMELINE
We invest in progressive women with a deliberate process.
January 28: Candidates can now file their petitions with the Secretary of State’s office in Harrisburg
February 3: Represent PA Endorsement Primary Election Application opens.
February 19: All candidate petitions are due to Secretary of State's office in Harrisburg
February 24: Training for Endorsement Committee members
March 6: Represent PA Endorsement Primary Election Application closes. All candidate applications must be received by 5 p.m.
March 17: Special Elections
April 19: Endorsement Committee Meeting
April 20: Represent PA sends their first checks to candidates ahead of the Primary Election
June 2: Pennsylvania Primary Election!
June 3: Represent PA General Election Endorsement Applications opens
July 17: Represent PA application process closes: All applications and updates must be received by 5 p.m.
Week of August 24: Endorsement Committee meeting
September 1-4: Represent PA sends checks to candidates ahead of the General Election
November 3: General Election!