The mission of Equal Rights Washington is to ensure and promote dignity, safety, and equality for all LGBTQ Washingtonians. To help accomplish this mission— every year ERW’s c4 endorses state and local candidates who have a record of supporting the LGBTQ community and who advocate on behalf of the issues we support, such as transgender healthcare, gender and racial equity, anti-bullying and banning conversion therapy.
The Endorsement Committee creates an endorsement questionnaire and invites candidates to complete it. Our non-partisan committee reviews the completed questionnaires, occasionally interviews all candidates for the position, and votes on whom to endorse. We realize candidates may have questions about our communities and/or the issues we are advocating for. We encourage participation and invite candidates to sit down with a Board Director who can answer their questions and explain more about ERW, the issues we fight for and the LGBTQ community.
This year, ERW will be endorsing candidates on a rolling basis but we encourage candidates to email us their completed questionnaire sooner than later. Interested candidates should complete the candidate questionnaire and email it to us at email@example.com.