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.
Nov 29: Early Incumbent Protection Endorsement Application opens.
Dec 10: Early Incumbent Protection Endorsement Application closes. All candidate applications must be received by 5 PM.
Dec 24: Represent PA sends early endorsement checks to incumbents up for re-election ahead of the 2022 election cycle.
Mar 11: Pre-Primary Endorsement Application opens.
Mar 16: Redistricting is complete. New legislative district maps in PA are finalized.
Mar 23: Pre-Primary Endorsement Application closes. All candidate applications must be received by 5 PM.
Apr 9: Endorsement Committee Meeting
Apr 15: Represent PA sends endorsement checks to candidates ahead of the Primary Election.
May 17: Primary Election!
May 31: Post-Primary Endorsement Application closes. All candidate applications must be received by 5 PM.
June 18: Endorsement Committee Meeting
June 27: Represent PA sends endorsement checks to candidates.
Early Sept: Final round of endorsement funding ahead of the General Election.
Nov 8: General Election!