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WHY YOU WANT OUR ENDORSEMENT
We can give you an army.
An endorsement from Done Waiting provides candidates so much more than a symbolic gesture of confidence. When we commit to supporting a candidate, we commit all of our resources, including our army of volunteers, towards getting another progressive in a position of power. Done Waiting actively campaigns for our endorsed candidates by making calls, sending texts, and mobilizing our unprecedented people power to create grassroots movements.
We have hundreds of people committing 6-12 hours every week as interns and fellows, and our goal is to make tens or hundreds of thousands of calls for each candidate we endorse. We believe in the power of bold, young, progressive energy, and we believe that our candidates embody the power to make systemic change.
PROGRESSIVE SOLIDARY PLEDGE
We expect and require that the candidates we endorse uphold the following:
Once in office, I pledge to never endorse corporate Democrats (Democrats who take Corporate PAC donations) instead of their progressive opponents simply because they are my colleagues. I pledge to always support other progressives who reflect the movement’s values, even if it will be inconvenient or have consequences with my colleagues.
It is essential to our organization that we see you supporting other progressives and trying to advance the movement. You must not support corporate democrats over progressives because they are loyal to corporations, not their constituency.
If our organization sees that you support a corporate democrat over a progressive who supports the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, College For All, and getting money out of politics, our organization will publicly rescind our endorsement and possibly mobilize resources against your candidacy. Our organization will be monitoring Progressives in office as well as which candidates they have endorsed.