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Endorsements FAQ – Equal Rights Washington
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Endorsement FAQ

1Does a candidate have to identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender in order to be endorsed?
No. ERW always opened its endorsement process to any candidate willing to seek our endorsement, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. We endorse the best candidates for the job who will represent the LGBTQ community well.
2When does ERW normally endorse candidates?
The time frame for endorsement varies from race to race based on a variety of factors. We offer an endorsement once we have completed questionnaires from all candidates seeking our endorsement in a race.
3Does ERW ever make dual endorsements in a race?
Yes. While rare, we may offer a dual endorsement in some races if we feel both candidates will represent the LGBTQ community well.
4I decided to run for office after you endorsed - will you reconsider your endorsement so I can compete for it?
We require all candidates seeking our endorsement to meet certain requirements and deadlines in order to be eligible for endorsement. Once our committee has endorsed a candidate, we do not reconsider that endorsement unless there is extraordinary circumstances.
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